Was asked to make a cribbage board for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation auction in Montana by my BIL. Actually made 2. First one, made from .75" maple cupped terribly after carvng (even after being sealed) despite wood being in my shop for 2+ years. Was able to get it to lay flat again, but was not confident that it would stay, so I took Honest John's advice and bought a !' pine round from Menards to make the second one.
Going to send both, hope they do well. Was quite pleased for my first go around..