|Forum topic by lumberjoe||posted 01-16-2014 03:22 PM||1484 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-16-2014 03:22 PM
I wanted to try something new/fun so I got the rockler cribbage board template. I am getting close to finishing up the construction. The board is actually a box so it will hold a few decks of cards and the pegs. My question is about the finish.
It’s mostly walnut with bubinga splines and a cherry/purple heart bent lamination accent in the lid:
I really want a stellar finish on this. Poly, oil/varnish blends or drying oils aren’t going to cut it. My preference would be to french polish with shellac – however I feel that will be a nightmare with all the holes for the pegs in the top. So the next logical choice would be to shoot some CAB acrylic or production lacquer. I’m a little concerned about filling in the holes though.
I don’t think finishing then drilling will be an option as I have to stick the template down. I suppose I could get creative with clamps instead of double stick tape, but based on test pieces the self centering bit doesn’t drill the cleanest of holes either.