Mesquite Cribbage Board

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-30-2018 08:31 PM 924 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another cribbage board like the last one only without the live edge. I put a drawer in this one also but made a slightly different holder for the pegs. I had to drill the holes at an angle because the pegs are longer than the drawer is high. I used 2 pair of 10 mm magnets to hold the drawer in and have a release groove in the bottom to pull the drawer off the magnets.

It is 1 5/8” x 5 1/2” x 13” and finished with Danish oil and 3 step buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 05-30-2018 10:08 PM

Gorgeous, Jim!

Love the grain in that mesquite. Finger hole is an excellent idea!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 10:16 PM

Looks good.

-- Ken Lowell Mi

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 10:24 PM

Like the drawer and magnets – that mesquite is really neat

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 10:37 PM

Nice work Jim

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#5 posted 05-30-2018 10:58 PM

This one shows a lot of cool grain Jim. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-30-2018 11:56 PM

Another nice board Jim, great grain in the wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 05-31-2018 12:11 AM

very nice cribbage board. The wood is outstanding.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-31-2018 02:42 AM

Pretty fancy lookin crib board there Jim, real nice job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 05-31-2018 04:53 AM

Great looking board. I really must learn how to play the game someday. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 05-31-2018 05:01 AM

Lovely job Jim, those look like metal pegs. I don’t think I’ve seen a board without some broken plastic pegs in it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 05-31-2018 05:59 AM

Fantastic! I ‘m building one at the moment, about 3 feet long hidden in a coffee table. 300 + holes to drill!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 05-31-2018 10:13 AM

I haven’t played cribbage in about 20 years… That is a beautiful piece of wood and a mighty fine looking cribbage board. Your patience and dedication are remarkable, as that is a lot of holes to drill with precision

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#13 posted 05-31-2018 11:25 AM

Nice work Jim! Congrats on your Daily Top 3!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 05-31-2018 11:33 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I am trying to make the boards look like a piece of furniture and the buffing give them that good feel.

Hi Dick, I did use 2 pair of magnets again because I line the “snap” when it opens and closes!

Hi John. I’ve made pegs out of brass and antler before but I like the metal ones because they won’t break and if they get lost, I can easily replace it with an exact piece.

Hi Andre, I’ll bet you are making a 3 row game table. You will probably be drilling abut 384 holes.

Hi Brian, I use a steel template for all the holes. Otherwise a little bit off in the spacing or to the side and it sure shows . Randy Smith, the shop teacher at the high school, made my layout pattern on his CNC router and I transferred it to a steel plate.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 05-31-2018 01:33 PM

Nicely done board, last leg of my journey home today, been gone for almost a month.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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