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3 Best Cribbage Board Templates by Rockler Make Great Gifts For The Woodworker

Updated on November 27, 2015

Rockler The Best Name In Cribbage Board Templates

I have been collecting cribbage boards for many years and it's been a long while since I've tried making one on my own. I remember I was in my teens and had that sudden desire that all teens have from time to time -"I wanted to create something".

Fortunately I was working at a cabinet shop at the time and had practically any woodworking tool I could think of at my disposal, before and after working hours and during lunch break, that is. I'd played cribbage a few times and always thought it would be kind of cool to drill all those holes. Funny how our reality is so often a different story.

I can remember to this day (a lot of years later) how disappointed I was when halfway through the process my perfect little project became ruined because I didn't use the best tools for the job. Like so many of the old time cribbage boards I run across during my efforts to collect them, there were an array of misaligned holes. "If I'd only had a cribbage board template".

Generally speaking there are two types of cribbage board templates - The temporary or disposal type cribbage board templates are made from printed paper or chip board (thin cardboard). The permanent or reusable types are made from from sturdy plastic or acrylic type materials, or from drilling placement holes into a thin sheet of metal.

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Classic Rockler Cribbage Board Template

JIG IT Game-Drilling System for Track Style Cribbage
JIG IT Game-Drilling System for Track Style Cribbage

This classic single track two player continuous layout (plays to 121 points) is found on many of mid-century and contemporary American designed cribbage boards. It's definitely one of my favorites.

You will find this pattern on many of the Drueke brand boards, a well known name in cribbage, even today. The Drueke Company originated in Grand Rapids, Michigan and flourished during the middle of the last century.

Rockler JIG IT Game-Drilling System for Track Style Cribbage

 

Traditional Rockler Cribbage Template

This template is reminiscent of the traditional European style rectangular track cribbage boards. It's for a twice around to win or a 60 point game.

Originally cribbage was played to 60 points. The advent of the 120 point game is relatively new and became more popular around the turn of the last century.

Rockler JIG IT Game-Drilling System for Original Cribbage

Rockler Extra Large Cribbage Board Template

XL Cribbage Board Templates, 1/4 in Hole
XL Cribbage Board Templates, 1/4 in Hole

If you are planning on making jumbo or giant cribbage boards the extra large cribbage board template from Rockler will allow you to do that ,easily. The novel extra large Cribbage Board Template can be used for really big do it yourself cribbage board projects and for the cribbage board on a bench or table projects.

With larger holes and a floating template design it's easy to adjust the distance between sets of pegging holes in order to accommodate larger or tighter game board surface areas.

 

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