Our steel cribbage board templates make it easy to create a cribbage board which has evenly spaced holes. The steel templates are very durable unlike common acrylic templates sold by other sites.
Follow these steps below to create a beautiful cribbage board.
How to create a Cribbage Board using our Steel Cribbage Board Template
- Select a piece of wood for the cribbage board. The typical size is 12” x 5 ”x 3/4” or if you are using a cribbage board emblem, 15” x 5 ”x 3/4”.
- Center the steel cribbage board template on the wood then secure it using blue masking tape.
- Set your Drill press to 500 rpm. Using a standard 1/8” HS Twist drill bit (Brad point bits are not recommended) and a piece of scrap wood determine the depth of the peg holes. Typically 1/2" deep works well but do some testing to determine what you feel is acceptable. A hole which is too deep will make the pegs stick while a hole to shallow will make the pegs wobbly.
- Set your Drill press depth gauge and start by drilling a hole in the top left corner and bottom right corner of the template. Insert a peg into each hole which will firmly secure the template to the wooden board NOTE – the first time the steel template is used metal shavings might be created. DO NOT use your finger to wipe away the saw dust.
- Finish drilling all the rest of the holes.
- To store the pegs drill a 7/16" hole in the end of the board 4” deep.
- Nail the Cribbage peg storage cap over the 7/16" hole.
- Sand the board.
- Apply a finish.