Cribbage Board from Shop Scraps
Issue: Issue 313
Posted Date: 11/6/2012
Cribbage board is made from recycled & or left over pieces from other projects. Core is made from 2 pieces of 3/4" spruce plywood 7-1/2" x 12". I routed out 1/2" thick x 4-5/8"wide x 4-3/4" deep slot in each piece before gluing together. This made slot for slide. Top tracks are made from 3/4" x 3/4" tigerwood & birch ( left over pieces of flooring from friends ) Fillers on top are black walnut & maple. The 121st. hole is purple heart. Back is white poplar & oak. Poplar is left over from T&G paneling and oak is off a pallet. Outside frame is maple – recycled from old cabinet doors. Card slide is mixture of maple , black walnut and a small piece of 1/8" birch plywood. Front piece on slide is tamarack- I got that from a fire kill area close to where I live. I have a couple of large garbage cans in my shop/garage. I throw all left over pieces that I think I might use. This is where most pieces came from. So left over scrap. Crib. Pins & magnet I bought at Lee Valley Tools and cards at Dollar Store. I estimate my material cost to me approx. $10.00 PLUS 50-60 hours of labour. I built 3 at one time. Most of the time you are waiting for glue to dry. I don't sell them – these were made for Christmas gifts.
- Ron Portas