I love to play cribbage and I love to make stuff.  It was inevitable that sooner or later I would make a cribbage board.  I've never been very excited about my inexpensive 'grocery store' board and my kids managed to lose most of the pegs that came with it.  My first thought was to go the traditional route and make a nice board out of wood.  However, the thought of drilling all of those holes made my arm hurt just thinking about it.  It just so happens that I have access to an Epilog laser cutter at work and I knew that it wouldn't even break a sweat cutting all of those holes (397 to be exact).

Step 1: Materials List

Here is what you will need to complete this project:

(1) 24" x 24" x 1/4" sheet of acrylic
(4) 1/4-20 x 2" Machine screws
(4) 1/4-20 nuts
(4) 1/4-20 acorn nuts
(4) 1/2" long spacers (for 1/4-20 machine screws)
(1) Altoids smalls container
(1) Deck of cards
(4) pegs (at least) for 1/8" diameter holes - I bought mine on Amazon.com

You will also, of course, need access to a laser cutter capable of cutting 1/4" thick acrylic.
<p>This looks pretty great! I'm new to using the Epilog, so forgive me if this is a novice question, but would you assume I could follow these plans, but substituting 1/4&quot; wood for the acrylic? Wood or acrylic, I think this is on the short-list for soon-to-be-made projects!!</p>
Yes, you could use wood instead of acrylic. You would just need to adjust the laser settings for your particular machine. Post a picture if you end up making one out of wood. I'd like to see it.
Hey! I'm sorry, I totally dropped the ball on posting this sooner. I had to reduce the length of the bolts (due to the thinner wood) and I added a little graphic &amp; inscription on the bottom, but otherwise it's absolutely your design - so, thank you! It made a great gift and we use it often. (It's a picture of our dog, who gave it to my girlfriend....)
<p>Great project, well executed. Going to save this URL to try it myself later. Great work! </p>
<p>Thanks for the CAD file, you have just saved me a week of trying to figure it out for my self and rage qutting </p>
I'm a teacher who just received a laser cutter, and really like this project. However, when I click on the link, it comes up in a big webpage of code, that I can't save in a .dxf file. Any tips?? (Basically, just trying to figure out how to get it from this instructable to my laser cutter). <br>Thanks!
Try right clicking on the link and selecting 'save link as'. Then use the drop down box to change file type to 'All files'. You should be able to then give the file a name with a .dxf extension. I was using Corel Draw to send the job to the laser cutter. With Corel Draw you can import the dxf into a new project. I'm guessing other software programs would also let you import a dxf.
What, no laser-cut pegs as well? ;-)
Yeah, I'll get right on that.......ha ha ha. I thought about 3D printing some though.

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