Sunday, June 23, 2013

Custom Three Person Baseball Field Cribbage Board

 Hi Dave,

Thank you so much for checking in. The board arrived yesterday and looks absolutely wonderful!! You did such a great job and I so appreciate all the care you took to make it look exactly how I had hoped. I also really enjoyed reading the blog entry you wrote about it and learning about the process of making the board. I'm sorry for the delayed email to let you know the board arrived... on Friday I am finishing up at the job I have had for the past few years because I will be starting grad school in the fall and so things have been extremely hectic as I tie up a lot of loose ends. Again thank you so much for the fantastic job you did, and I look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future.

All the best,

This custom three person cribbage board was created for a client to give as a gift.  Walnut was used for the main board and the outline of the base paths and pitchers mound were inlayed with hard maple.  The bases were stained so they could show up better.

The completed board measured in at 18 inches wide x 18 inches long and was around one inch thick.
Further personalization was done lasering initials in the center of the board with a personal inscription on the back.

A storage slot was routed on the back to hold the custom metal pegs which come with each board.

Finishing is completed

First coat of finish applied.

Board cut to size and lasered.. Now on to the storage slot on back, then sanding and finishing.

Lasering completed today.
Holes have been drilled and waiting in line for the laser.

Inlay is glued in and now waiting to be drilled and lasered, Then final sanding and finish.

Inlay being glued in

Inlays cut for board

Slot cut for inlays

Inlay being glued up

Getting ready for cutout and drill

Board in glue-up

Computer design of board

Stay tuned for more updates soon......:-) ****************************************************************
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Large Custom Cherry Four Person Cribbage Board

This large four person Custom Cribbage Board was made out of Cherry and created for a client in Minnesota to give as a birthday gift.

The board is around 28 inches long and 12 inches wide. It is a four person board and has a slot on the back to hold the custom metal pegs when not in play.

CorelDraw was used to design and lay this drawing out.  This program gives me great freedom to basically create any board design I want to create or re-create.

Finished and ready for many games

Extra large custom metal pegs and deck of Jumbo cards go with this board.

Once it was formatted a ShopBot CNC router was used  to drill the holes, router the guidelines and do the lettering on the board.  The border trace lines will be cut to create the actual board size.

Once that is done then the edging and the slot on the back for pegs will be done with a basic router.

Slot cut on back for storage.

Finally, the sanding process will begin.
Then the hand rubbed polyurethane finish will be applied once the final sanding has been completed.

Holes drilled and outline cut.

This board is different and actually is something I have heard a lot of comments about at shows,  markets and from web inquiries.  Folks have trouble following their track around the board. This design will have engraved lines between each track and with the groups of five also separated.

In addition, there are triple S's be placed between holes 30 and 35 for triple skunk, double S's be placed between holes 60 and 65 for double skunk, and one S be placed between 90 and 95 for a standard skunk.
" Start" has been added after the home start pegholes and "YAHOO" at the pegout hole.

Rough piece of Cherry which this board will be created out of.

Layout created using CoralDraw

Stay tuned for more updates soon......:-) ****************************************************************
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