03 Jan. 2000|
Woodworking plans cribbage board,woodworking dog block,woodworking plough planes - Review
With a little time and a beautiful piece of wood, you can build a special cribbage board for that avid player in your life. Once you have the template, glue it to the best face of your game board blank using spray adhesive. While the template makes placing the holes easy, the real challenge lies in drilling them in such a way as to end with nice clean edges.
Line the two hidden compartments with felt and bring the board and base together, ensuring that the brass rod protruding from the base goes into the centre hole of the game board. When making a cribbage board, the only real woodworking problem to be solved is how to drill 240-plus holes accurately and efficiently.
Speaking of that, if you don’t have a CNC at your disposal, we have provided a link to a cribbage board pattern (click here to download the cribbage board pattern). Brett from Art of Manliness challenged me to build a cribbage board, and although I’ve never played, I thought it would be fun. One of our regular readers made a similar cribbage board following these basic instructions, and I asked him to send in pictures when it was finished.
If one wanted to make a board but didn’t have a drill press Rockler has a plastic drill guide and centering bit as well. These need to be drilled all the way through, using sacrificial scrap wood underneath to prevent tearout where the bit exits the game board. But, as with nearly any woodworking operation, always test the cutting program from start to finish on scrap lumber of some sort.
After reading up about cribbage (did you know people have been playing since the early 17th century) and figuring out the rules, I got to work. Next, I applied a Walnut stain to the entire cribbage board, letting the two different species of wood create some visual interest. My grandma taught me to play when I was young and I still play with her whenever I get a chance, so I have a lot of memories associated with the game. I’m currently taking an intro to wood working class at school and decided to make a board for my final project. I hope the crib board works out for you, and feel free to email me if you bump into problems.
My hubby used to play cribbage so I’m thinking I just may have to head to the local woodworkers shop and get some fancy wood and make him one of these. And the additional benefit to the woodworker is that you can make a cribbage board from small pieces of wood. We’ve also provided a link to purchase cribbage pegs, however you choose to make the project. While the Forstner bit is in the drillpress, make a matching hole in the bottom of the game board.