Chess Board from Purpleheart & Wenge, Red Gum & Hackberry

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-04-2008 04:57 PM 2667 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess board is 17” square. Each square is just over 2” and is made using 8 triangles. Two types of wood are in each square. Four kinds of wood are on the chess board. The dark square has “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, and “Wenge” from West Africa. The light square has “Red Gum” from the South Eastern United States, and “Hackberry” from Missouri. There are 612 pieces in the over lay.

Also on the back, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw my brother helped me make around 1992.

This gives a completely different look to a chessboard. When not being used as a chess board, it is made to hang on the wall from one corner. It makes a very beautiful wall hanging.

Cbd Ph_Wenge Red Gum-Hb

I like playing around seeing the different combinations of wood I can make them out of. Tomorrow I hope to put one on that I made out of just one type of wood, Ash.

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#1 posted 10-04-2008 06:37 PM

It is wonderful, but I think I’d get a headache playing chess on it.

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#2 posted 10-04-2008 09:59 PM

That’s gorgeous.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 03:40 PM

Beautiful chess board. I really like the subtleties of the wood variations within the same color families. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 08:49 AM

Another beauty!! Fantastic work:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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