Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Travel Size Cribbage board..........

After many requests for me to produce a travel size cribbage board that will fold up and be easy to carry, we are getting closer to offering these for sale. It is only in prototype stages currently, but will be available very soon. If you would like one of the first set I finish please send me an email or leave a comment to let me know, or both.

Here is a preview of the process:

As always we start with a rough piece of wood cut close to the finished size we want, allowing for sanding.

In this project the flat piece of wood will be around 11 3/8 inches long, 3 5/8 inches wide and roughly 1 inch thick.

This board is made out of pine, but can be made out of any type wood you prefer.




The pocket for the cards is routed out, as well as a slot for the custom cribbage pegs.

The center between the two pockets is measured and marked and becomes the spot where I make the center cut.





Here the hinges have just been put on.














This shows the board with the hinges put on and a deck of cards inserted in the inside pocket.













This is the playing side of the board. It is a 2 person board, with scoring tracks in the center of each side.












Here is the board in its folded state. It will be around 3 5/8 inches wide, 5 5/8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick.

The plan is to do some sort of inlay or laser engraving on some of these boards.

Also still working on the methods available to keep the two sides closed when not being used.







For more information about ordering your own custom board go to:
http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/
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