I am not certain what brought you to my page here, but I am glad you came. This page is an online portfolio of the cribbage boards I have made. I honestly do not know how many I have made. Likely around 50 so far. Friends and family have many of my boards, but then again I have sold around 30 of them online as well. The one to the right has actual wood-pecker holes with acorns within the board. This one was a trade to friends of mine near Mt Shasta California.It can likely be seen at the Weed Brewing Company.
I originally began with the intent of having a couple of wonderful cribbage boards that I could play on with friends and family, or occasional gifts. As more friends and family members kept asking for boards and lamps I decided to start making sales. Today I always keep my eyes keen on potential cribbage boards while wandering the woods. Now that I have a blog and an etsy site, my highest keyword search is cribbage boards. With this knowledge, I am trying to keep those viewers happy and make a variety of boards for viewers to see. I have occasional blog posting that compliment both this page "cribbage" and the process of how I make them. If you are interested in boards that I have ready for sales visit my Etsy Website.
After designing, the pattern and drilling the holes I set to the task of sanding. I wait until the stage because the holes sometime have chips, and I can draw my cribbage pattern directly on the wood which is sanded away. The final sanding surface is usually 400grit. If I am looking for a super fine polished look I will use a standard paper bag to buff or polish the surface. At this stage I decide whether to apply an oil coating or leave the surface natural. If I apply a coating I use Tung Oil. Tung Oil is a natural oils extracted from the seeds of the tung tree found in China. After each coat I rub or bush in the oils and buff the surface to prevent a glossy finish. This look gives the wood a nice warm component that looks great in any home!
|redwood cribbage board table|
|Mandy & Broc May 26th, 2012|
Cribbage Board Table Top!
This is a super cool board made for a customer that will be getting married this weekend. The board is a natural edge redwood root burl that has been slabbed and sanded to a nice finish.The board has amazing grain structure and very cool patterns. The game layout is two player, 60 peg sections. There is a start/finish, Mandy and Broc, and a skunk engraved into the board surface. The final touch was/is the hand turned pegs made from oak and African rosewood. A very cool board! I have some other cool piece if folks are interested in a similar board.
|manzanita cribbage board|
This board was a gift to a friend for making me a wonderful camera case !
Custom Order for my Geology, Grooveyland friend Tami,
Birthday gift with a special engraving for her mother!!
Made from Cherry
Mountain Sage $125, still for sale!!
This board was sold to a good buddy of mine who works in the back country of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Large super colorful 3 player cribbage board with a unique contemporary style