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Chess board. #5: Progress... out of the clamps...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1390 days ago 1535 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have taken both chess boards out of the clamps and run them through the Jet Drum Sander..

Here is the small one… 55 mm squares of Queensland Maple and Camphor Laurel

Next is the 70 mm squares board from Queensland Maple and Silver Ash..

And remember the teaser…

Here I have both of the teasers… they were left over from the crosscutting… I got 9 slices and only need 8..

I cut and reglued to make 4 by 2 squares and then resawed and reglued… then sanded….

I am thinking maybe the tops of some new boxes…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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rance

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#1 posted 1390 days ago

degoose, maybe I’m way off, yes I AM way off(in the head) but you say the squares are 55mm. With 8 across, that would make this smaller one only1.75” across. Are you making miniature chess sets? Nice job btw.

Rance (confused)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 1390 days ago

Dear confused:

Your decimal point if off one place. There are 25.4 mm per inch. ;)

-- Joe

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Pawky

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#3 posted 1390 days ago

Even if Rance is off, I think it is a challenge for degoose to undertake and make a mini chess set ;)

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stefang

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#4 posted 1390 days ago

I like the idea of mini chess. You don’t have to think as hard when you play. I’ve wanted to make a chess board for awhile now, but my son just recently asked me to make him a backgammon board. Go figure!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Kristoffer

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#5 posted 1390 days ago

I’m really excited to see the whole set (well, both sets) come together.
I’ve really been wanting to make a chess board, if not a set, but I honestly think that I need a little more time in the shop before I take on such a task.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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degoose

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#6 posted 1390 days ago

I may have been a bit obtuse… each square… of each timber… that is all 64 squares… per board.. is either 55 mm [2 1/4 inch]or 70 mm [2 3/4 inch] square… making the small one 440 mm or just under 18 inches across and the large one 560 mm or just over 22 inches wide..
Hope this goes a little way to unconfuse some..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 1389 days ago

Maybe boxes to hold the pieces for the boards that you don’t build a drawer under?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1389 days ago

Nice chess board, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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