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Project by Picklehead posted 02-15-2014 02:19 PM 1294 views 20 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 02-15-2014 03:00 PM

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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#2 posted 02-15-2014 03:01 PM

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 02-15-2014 03:06 PM

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 02-15-2014 03:20 PM

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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#5 posted 02-15-2014 03:58 PM

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 02-15-2014 04:15 PM

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 02-15-2014 05:19 PM

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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#8 posted 02-15-2014 10:26 PM

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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#9 posted 02-15-2014 11:41 PM

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 02-15-2014 11:41 PM

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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#11 posted 02-16-2014 01:59 AM

Cool crib board !

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Rick

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#12 posted 02-16-2014 03:39 AM

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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#13 posted 02-19-2014 09:40 PM

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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#14 posted 03-29-2014 04:12 AM

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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