LOTR Cribbage


Glowforge #3, or 2nd replacement unit has arrived! First project with the new :glowforge:, I made a Lord of the Rings cribbage board for myself. I ended up having to do the top layer twice, as the original one done in walnut plywood from Owyn’s had some of the top layer chip off. I re-ran it and this time I didn’t have any walnut plywood left, so I did it in Cherry, which is what I had on hand. I added a compartment for the pegs on the bottom. The original one I used masking, but it was dreadful to get off. So the second one I didn’t. Not sure if I like the burnt edges on this, but my thought was that it fits the theme. I’m happy with the end result. :slight_smile:

Pegs were ordered from Amazon

What’s the elvish word for friend?


So cool! I need to learn that game one day. :grinning:


Looks great!

If you don’t like the burn, most of it will probably clean off. I use a soft toothbrush and denatured alcohol and it removes the sap and smoke residue.


I especially like the shading in the mountains. That is such a beautiful board. :grinning:


For some reason I just assumed you already knew how to play :laughing:

I used to play with my mom all the time, and this board looks amazing!


Nope, never tried it. Is it a strategy game? :slightly_smiling_face:


It’s a card game, and I suppose there is a bit of strategy to it. I learned to play as a kid with my grandpa. It’s great for kids too, as it teaches you to count and add in your head.


Oooh! I like card games. I need to go find an online version and learn to play. (The odds of getting DH to play with me are slightly south of nil.) :smile:


I love this! I am in the process of creating a Nightmare before Christmas cribbage board for a friend. Do you have the link for the pegs?


In UK, matches are traditionally used rather than pegs.
At least in any pub I’ve been in.
Though it might be different now with pubs being no smoking areas !


It’s a lovely board, and I think the burned edges add to the “old world “ look. The peg storage with secret word is so clever!


The link for the pegs on Amazon is:

24-piece Spare Cribbage Pegs & Instructions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045ZA6SW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yxJlBbNEFNN5M

I bought the 24 pack, as I figured I’d make another board someday. I think you can also get them in a 12 pack for cheaper.




Stunning piece!