|Forum topic by DRStevick||posted 12-23-2011 07:59 AM||2073 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-23-2011 07:59 AM
I have been asked to make a cribbage board as a going away gift. The cirgular inserts in the center of the board are for various coins. Unfortunately, the coin sizes are pretty much random, and the need to be arranged in a particular order.
1) Does my design accentuate the fact that the coins are different sizes? It would be different if they were arranged smallest to largest, or largest in he center, but they aren’t, and can’t be. Is there any way to de-accentuate this?
2) The coin sizes themselves are an issue, as far as bits are concerned. One is 1 1/2”, one is 1 3/4”, one is 40mm, one is 45mm. These are OK – I had the imperial sizes, and I was able to find the two metric sizes. However, one is 46mm – although I can’t find this one, I was amazingly able to find a 1 13/16 bit, which are nearly identical. The problem is the last two, which are 44mm. The 1 3/4” bit is the closes I can find, but it’s going to be a bit off. Does anyone have any suggestions as to sizing the 44mm hole?
Thanks for looking; I’ll make sure to post pictures when I’m done! By the way, the board will be in curly koa, with a purpleheart and maple insert on top, and a maple frame on the bottom. The board will be hinged with a set of barrel hinges for card and peg storage.