Cribbage Board

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 297 days ago 1016 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the ten cribbage boards I made this year using a variety of woods. The playing surface of this one is figured beech. The body is elm and the bottom is walnut. The playing surface rotates on a roto-hinge to reveal the storage in the body for the cards and pegs. Small magnets in the underside of the playing surface and top of the body serve to keep the playing surface in place. Holes were drilled using a metal template.

-- Calgary Bill

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#1 posted 297 days ago

Very nice, should be a fun playing a game or two on.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 297 days ago

Nice job and great storage idea. Magnets are becoming more useful all the time.
I haven’t played Cribbage in years and the boards I used didn’t have that many holes. It makes my arm sore just looking at drilling all those holes (on the drill press).

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 297 days ago

Nicely done Bill.

We need a resurgence in Cribbage so I (we) can sell more of these! :)

I’ve done a few of these using a plexiglass template. Problem is that it won’t stand up to a lot of uses so perhaps you can PM me on where you had the metal template made for you?


-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#4 posted 297 days ago

They don’t make them any nicer than that. Great job.

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#5 posted 297 days ago

Very nice, I like the woods used and finish. What are you using for pegs?

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#6 posted 297 days ago

Beautiful cribbage board and a great design with the storage on the bottom. I do greatly admire how precisely placed all those drilled holes are. Not as easy as one might think. I have fond memories of my father and my uncles playing cribbage when I was a kid, but I never learned the game myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 297 days ago

Lots of holes in one of these. Pretty woods.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 296 days ago

This is a really nice game board. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 296 days ago

Very nice board!

Yes trying to drill perfectly aligned holes is very TOUGH!

I have been thinking of making a board designed like the N series Ford tractors; so far have been to lazy!

If someone else would get the pattern done; I might not be so lazy.

I have not tried the layout yet. The Ns have a unique profile that should make a nice boaurd!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 296 days ago

Bill, GREAT JOB. My son has been bugging me for a four player board. I really like the simplicity of your board and the compartments for the cards and pegs. Well Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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