1st Chess/Checker Board

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-24-2014 12:49 AM 864 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.

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#1 posted 06-24-2014 01:28 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 02:55 AM

Nice Job! Squares lined up perfectly!

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 03:38 AM

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 06-24-2014 04:42 AM

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 06-24-2014 11:49 AM

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

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 12:28 PM

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

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 04:32 PM

It’s very attractive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 07:03 PM

sweet .looking chess board

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 07:19 PM

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

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#10 posted 06-24-2014 09:31 PM

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

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#11 posted 06-24-2014 11:26 PM

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.

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#12 posted 06-26-2014 08:23 PM

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

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