Hello. I have started a chessboard and set for an uncle and thought I would set up a project build so that I can get advice from other woodworkers and to hopefully inspire someone else. I am using maple and walnut for the project and the walnut was all resawn from logs I got from my opa’s firewood pile. So far I have almost all the walnut parts cut and the drawer dovetailed. I still need to cut most of the maple parts and then I can beginning joinery for the board. I will use dovetails to join the carcass sides to the bottom and half blinds for the rails. The drawer fronts are going to be raised frame and panel and unlike in the SketchUp picture the board will also be frame and panel to allow for wood movement. For the drawer slides I plan on using a sliding dovetail underneath the drawer so I can fully extend the drawer. If anyone has any questions or advice, please comment.
This SketchUp drawing is not completely accurate but close to the planned board.
The small ball on the top of the Bishop broke off so I need to glue one back on.
Turned post. There are two walnut posts and 2 maple posts.
Walnut drawer sides. The grain flows around the entire drawer.
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