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Chess Board #2: Decisions, Decisions

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Blog entry by drknoxy posted 01-07-2009 10:59 PM 873 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve decided to use my friends scroll saw for making the pieces for this project and to mimic the chess pieces from: GaryK

I found a great book at the local woodcraft store about scrollsawing chessmen, I’ll have to pick it up next time for shape ideas. I’ll make sure to post some pictures when I do.

Sadly I’ve exhausted all of the woodworking books at Borders and Barnes & Nobles, durring the past few sit-down sessions.

On a positive note I was able to get my tablesaw to cut straight lines! I never thought I’d be proud of getting a tool to do what it is supposed to, but between fixing up handplanes and using old power tools I’ve learned a few lessons.

-- Knoxy for short



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#1 posted 01-08-2009 01:25 AM

cutting straight lines on a table saw is always a good thing :-)

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 01-08-2009 02:07 AM

I agree with Rustic unless you want rustic then tapered lines are OK.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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