Cribbage is a great card game (full of weird jargon, like when you get to yell "Muggins his knob!" at your grandpa) with score kept on a classic wooden peg board. There are some good Instructables for making cribbage boards out of plastic with a laser cutter, out of wood with a CNC router
, and out of wood by hand
. For those of us without CNC/laser abilities and lacking super-steady hands for free hand drilling, how to get neatly aligned cribbage board holes? A cribbage board drill press jig!
I'm working on a hardwood box and cribbage board combo, so I knew I wanted very precise peg holes. The internets is full of suggestions for jigs to allow you to do precise drilling on a drill press. The idea is to brace the work piece against a backstop and use stop blocks to gradually move the piece horizontally for drilling each hole. American Woodworker
had a photo of a jig using flip blocks that looked cool, but no Instructions on how to make one. Sounds like a project! Read on to learn how to make your own cribbage board drill press jig.
I made this jig in the woodshop at Tech Shop in San Jose. If you live in the Bay Area or one of Tech Shop's other locations, it's a cool place to check out - lots of tools and interesting classes. And, if you write an Instructable based on your work there, you win a free class. Check out their website: http://www.techshop.ws - maybe I should take the CNC class so I don't have to build a jig next time I need a zillion holes drilled :)