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Project by Picklehead posted 159 days ago 1168 views 19 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cribbage board I made for my son for his birthday. It is made of edge-grain maple, walnut, and mahogany. Thanks to CalgaryBill for design ideas for the base, and to EWJSMITH for his dancing the cribbage board jig, which I modified slightly for this project. The mitered areas are reinforced with hidden plywood splines, the pivot is a roto-hinge, and the base and top are kept closed and aligned with embedded rare-earth magnets.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.





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beefererer

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#1 posted 159 days ago

End grain, of course! All this time I have been doing it the hard way and getting frustrated because of the drill bit wandering. I have made many cribbage boards, but from now on I will drill into the end grain. Thanks for the priceless tip. (By the way- great work!)

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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knotheadswoodshed

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#2 posted 159 days ago

thats pretty slick, I like the roto hinge idea

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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JL7

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#3 posted 159 days ago

That is really cool. Great design…. What did you use for the numbers?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Picklehead

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#4 posted 159 days ago

JL7: I used 5/16 Tekton stamps, then painted in, then sanded off, which left just the paint in the recessed/stamped area.

Beefererer: Edge grain, not end grain, to try to limit the wood movement to the vertical dimension, hoping to prevent “miter explosion” caused by cross-grain wood movement, especially in the end that has the center “finish” area trapped between two mitered corners. I plan to report in after a full year of seasonal movement to let people know whether this worked or not. As for drill bit wandering, using a brad-point bit helps immensely!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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JL7

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#5 posted 159 days ago

That’s what I thought…you did a nice job keeping everything lined up.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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kiefer

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#6 posted 159 days ago

That’s a beauty and a first with the mitred design .
The hardware ,pegs numbers and label give it that professional look .
Where did you get that label and pegs ?

-- Kiefer 松

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Picklehead

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#7 posted 159 days ago

Kiefer, the pegs are from Pete's Pegs . Not sure what you’re referring to as a “label”.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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kiefer

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#8 posted 159 days ago

I was referring to the “Lures Of The Past” label it is so fitting as this is an old game .

-- Kiefer 松

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 159 days ago

Cribbage is an old favorite of mine, taught to me by my father over 30 years ago.

Great design and build. The miters and the edge grain up are ideas I may have to borrow when I finally get around to my cribbage board project (this year hopefully).

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Picklehead

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#10 posted 159 days ago

The “Lures of the Past” is a deck of cards sitting in a recess routed into the base.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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clarkey

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#11 posted 159 days ago

Cool crib board !

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Rick

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#12 posted 159 days ago

Very Nice indeed Pickle! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Brett

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#13 posted 155 days ago

Great cribbage board! I like the mitered part, great idea. My co-worker loves to play cribbage, maybe I will venture to make one of these for him someday.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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ralbuck

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#14 posted 118 days ago

I had not noticed this before now; sorry my lose.

Fantastically nice job.

Cribbage is a great game. It can be a fine teaching tool also

-- just rjR

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