1st Chess/Checker Board

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Project by jaykaypur posted 59 days ago 541 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and tiger maple for the board and scalloped cherry for the sides. The board measures 16” x 16” and is 3/4” thick. All in all, it turned out very nice. The cherry came from the same board but I think the way I had it stored in the shop is why some of the cherry is lighter than the rest. Hopefully, it will age out well. Finished with a wax mix only. Second pic is without any finish. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 59 days ago

Very nice. Now you just have to carve all of the pieces.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 59 days ago

Nice Job! Squares lined up perfectly!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 59 days ago

Man, carving those chess pieces is going to be whole lot harder than carving those checkers!

Very nice board. Thanks for sharing.


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#4 posted 59 days ago

Very cool. I have done the same but never made any pieces for them. Maybe you will be the one.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#5 posted 58 days ago

Looks very good. I like the wood combos as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 58 days ago

Nice looking board and it has that soft and attractive wood look .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 58 days ago

It’s very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 58 days ago

sweet .looking chess board

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 58 days ago

Good looking board. All you need now is some pieces and an opponent :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 58 days ago

what a great lookin board, the fit of each square is perfect

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#11 posted 58 days ago

I agree with all here that is a nice looking board. You have also found out how to sunburn the cherry wood. We have used this method in a couple different shops to add or decrease color to some woods. If you don’t cover over cherry and keep it out of the light it will “sunburn” good way to put a name on a box or other kinds of projects.

Again Great Job on this nice piece.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#12 posted 56 days ago

Nice board. Will give you a game one day. ;)

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