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Maple n Walnut chess set n table

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Project by wrench posted 04-27-2014 04:27 AM 2164 views 13 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chess table out of black walnut and curly maple. It was built using traditional joinery including hand cut dovetails. The pull is carved out with a gouge and a rabbit was chiseled out for the little cross bar. The checkered board is floating in a frame with a maple leaf inlay. The corners of the frame are mitered half lap joints with splines and tenons. I turned the chess pieces on the lathe and carefully compound cut the kings cross and the knight on the band saw. The finish is splay on polyurethane.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York





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freddy1962

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 04:41 AM

WOW!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 04:54 AM

Great build,looks great.

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 04:55 AM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 05:04 AM

Splendid.

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deon

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 07:35 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 07:44 AM

Whomever has home field advantage will prevail.
That’s my prediction.
Those Rooks look restless ;-)

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 09:02 AM

wonderful job!

-- Dave -

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 09:37 AM

How did you get all those pawns the same? Did you use a template?

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MontanaBob

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 10:33 AM

Outstanding….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 04-27-2014 11:28 AM

Awesome job, beautiful piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 04-27-2014 11:48 AM

Wow excellent job on the table and really nice turning on the pieces….awesome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-27-2014 11:51 AM

Love the detail work on this magnificent piece!
My older son went to Syracuse in 90 for 5 years, I wish it was now so I can come to your shop,

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Dale

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#13 posted 04-27-2014 12:07 PM

Fantastic !!!!!

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#14 posted 04-27-2014 12:37 PM

wow, that is beautiful, amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#15 posted 04-27-2014 01:13 PM

That was a lot of work… Well done, looks awesome.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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