Cribbage Board #1

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Project by Jordan posted 03-18-2014 04:53 AM 1131 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple crib board I made for my mom for her birthday last year. The concept is taken from another LJ project which included the cavities for card and peg storage. My version does not include a roto-hinge. The pegs are carved from 3/8” dowels.

This was my first experience with pattern routing hard maple; I won’t soon try it again. I had a handful of kickbacks which taught me a lesson regarding grain direction. The hole drilling event was a bit laborious but was relatively straightforward with the aid of a template printed to scale. It reminded me of the opening scene of Superbad.

-- Jordan, BC

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 10:38 AM

Very nice! I love cribbage, but so few people know how to play. How does the pegboard attach to the storage base?

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 12:37 PM

It’s a nice design and very clean.

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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#3 posted 03-18-2014 02:54 PM

Thanks guys. The base is just a snug friction fit with dowels that have a slight taper. It is a hefty piece that would not travel well, but it displays nicely.

-- Jordan, BC

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 02:31 PM

I love cribbage! All of my close friends play (kind of a prerequisite) but then I’m an old guy and have old guy friends. You did this just off of a printed pattern and not a template? Looks amazing!

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 02:38 PM

Hi jumbojack, that is correct. It is from a printed pattern. Each hole is drilled with a 1/8” brad point bit through a pattern fixed to the work piece. Each hole on the pattern had a cross hair on it which made it fairly easy to line up on the fly.

Printing pattern.

-- Jordan, BC

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 11:34 PM

Nicely done. I hear ya about the drilling. I have made a batch of boards recently and the drilling certainly takes the longest.


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