McGinn's Cribbage Board

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Jason McGinn

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Jason McGinn
Cocagne, Canada

General Information

designed this cribbage board in Aspire, exported to SVG and imported into Easel for the community to enjoy. I didn’t feel like my older projects justified such a great product. I’d really like to see a drilling operation become available, as using a 1/16th to clear out a 1/8 hole is much longe

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Material Description Price
Carbide V-Bits

Carbide V-Bits

Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/2 in, Tip Angle: 60 Degree, Type: V bit, Cutting Length: 0.5 in, Overall Length: 2.07 in, Cutting Material: Wood, Cutting Material: Plastic, Cutting: Plywood, Cutting: MDF, Use: V carving

$13.99

Solid Carbide Single Flute Engraving Bit (1/4" Shank)

Solid Carbide Single Flute Engraving Bit (1/4" Shank)

Cutting Diameter: 0.005 in, CEL: 0.5 in, Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, OAL: 2 in, Material: Solid Carbide, Type: Engraving, Cutting Material 1: Plastic, Cutting Material 2: Wood, Cutting Material 3: Aluminum, Cutting Material 4: Plywood, Angle: 30 Degree, Flutes: 1, Use: Engraving

$25.49

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

$47.97
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1

Prepare Stock

A stock peice no smaller than the following

16" Long
8" Wide
1/2" Thick
Flatten and sand to 220 Grit, Clamp down to table.

2

Clear Holes using 1/16th Up Spiral

60 minutes

Using the 1/16th inch upspiral bit, zero to bottom left of stock.

Run Workpeice “ClearHoles 1/16th…”

Verify cut speeds and settings

3

V-Carve Tracks with 60 deg vbit

Switch to the “V-Carve Tracks – 60deg vbit” workpeice

Leave the controller running as to not move the XY position.
Using the Easel controls, raise the Z axis to change the bit carefully as to not move the position
If you have Easel Pro, you can use the v-carve bit, but I choose the “other” bit and just put in 0.02 and get the same results.
Zero the bit testing with paper and run

4

Engrave Cards and Words

20 minutes

Using the 30 degree engraving bit, choose the “Cards & Words Engraved 30deg Engraving” workpeice.

Leave the controller running as to not move the XY position.
Using the Easel controls, raise the Z axis to change the bit carefully as to not move the position

5

Engrave Custom Area

25 minutes

Using the “Custom Area” workpeice and still the 30 degree engraving bit, zero the bit to the stock

Leave the controller running as to not move the XY position.
Using the Easel controls, raise the Z axis to change the bit carefully as to not move the position
Import your favorite SVG or edit your own design in Easel here to engrave on the board.
If you need it, there’s another workpeice called “Custom Area Template” that can be used to position your custom design.

After positioned, you can zero the depth on the rest of the objects or you can delete them.
Before making any changes, duplicate it so it’s available next time you want to customize and position.

6

Fninishing

15 minutes

Using a Diresta Ice Pick or a lesser object of your choice, scrape the engravings and tracks. Then with an air compressor, blow the dust from the peice.

Once prepared, sand to desired grit and finish.

I use Tung Oil and sand to 320

steve sherer
Nice. Can you explain why using 1/16 bit to drill 1/8 holes?
steve sherer
Jason McGinn
Yes, there are no drill operations available in Easel. Best I can do is "clear 1/8" if I do that with a 1/8" bit it will be slight larger, so I go smaller and clear. My GCode I use has pecking and just drills it, but for easel this seems to be the only option
Jason McGinn
steve sherer
OK. Thanks. I use Vcarve and do 1/8 holes for cribbage boards by drilling with 1/8 bit. Just wondering......
steve sherer
Jason McGinn
Yea, it would be a nice option to be added to Easel, not sure why it can't be done. Looking through the forum it's been on request since 2015 by many, so I decided not to hold my breath. That feature and Auto Save off would be a big help to adding many types of projects
Jason McGinn