Didn't know what all to get my Dad for his 75th Birthday, so I toyed with the idea of making something. Finally settled on a cribbage board that can use a little larger pegs, and then had to find a design.
I saw a picture of a cookie cutter online, and then transferred that into a rough pattern in AutoCad. It took a little experimenting to get the track lines long enough and equal enough in length for the spacing I wanted, and keeping them looking visually appealing. After a few tries I was able to get the lines within 1/2 inch of each other in length, and when the spacing is divided 122 times it looks pretty even. It took a few opinions to determine if I should leave the stripes on the board parallel with the design, or skew them, but the OCD in me wanted them in line.
I center punched all the holes using a magnifier to make it as close as possible, drilled them on the drill press, and cut the shape out on the band saw. I sanded everything to 150 grit and coated with oil and wax.
The pegs are still in the mail, metal ones that are a little longer than average. Feel free to use the design if you want, it works out to about a 10 inch square.
I really hope someday to get a CNC, but it was still a fun project nonetheless.
Last edited by kp91; 01-30-2016 at 11:53 PM.
Reason: added a picture of the cookie cutter that was the inspiration