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Growing up, I learned to play cribbage on some cribbage boards that my grandfather made. It was common for him to make boards and give them as gifts. We still have a couple floating around. Sadly, he died when I was five, so I didn't get a chance to learn any wood working from him. Below are my own attempts at making cribbage boards / tables using some of the same tools with some modern technology to help me out.

Laura's cribbage board

This cribbage board was a christmas gift for my wife, Laura, christmas 2011. It stayed in a partially completed state for over a year as I didn't have the tools required to finish it (also, general laziness). After joining Bloominglabs, I gained the tools and the set aside time to finish the project and make my wife very happy.

It is made of Brazilian cherry (jatoba) given to me from co-worker from the remains of a flooring project. The gems are from michaels. The pegs are from ebay.

I made the layout in microsoft Word (forgive me, I didn't know better at the time) using punctuation bullets in a table layout. I printed the layout, taped it to the boards, and drilled the holes. I drilled and cut out the peg / card holes in two more pieces of jatoba and glued them to the peg boards. The ends are held closed using magnets. I will probably properly glue them in someday. There is enough room inside for the pegs and a deck of cards.


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