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Project by woodman71 posted 07-13-2014 09:37 PM 886 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone I built this chessboard I got the idea from Steve Ramsey woodworking for mere mortals. He built it on you tube and I just followed along . I built two this one is the second the first one I use dovetail on the draws with my drovetail jig. I didn’t like the way the draws came out with the dovetails I think it had to do with the draws are not wide enough. On this one I used the locking Rabbet joint and I think it came out better then the dovetails thanks for looking.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 11:24 PM

Very nice. I like it a lot. What kind of wood is the thin black border on the board?

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kevinbradshaw

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 11:34 PM

yeah, i was going to ask the same thing: what is the black border made from? i just made a chess board myself, but i’m stuck on how to finish the edges.

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woodman71

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 11:44 PM

Thanks the black border is ebony .

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Ttier315

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 01:53 AM

I have seen that same video by Steve Ramsey and plan on making one myself. You’ve done a great job. Congratulations

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 02:43 AM

great looking board, i like the locking joints better too

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woodslug

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 05:28 AM

It looks very nice did you make the peaces. i made one similar and all so turned the peaces well done

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-14-2014 11:38 AM

Very nice for the chess lover.

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fernandoindia

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 07:06 PM

Great job Woodman. Nice classic finish. Also love how the drawer joints came out.

I agree with you on the drawer joints. I am about to make another one, and I will follow you on the locking rabbet joints

I also made one after SteveĀ“s video. A quite challenging project for me since it was my first one.

In that video Steve looks like a very serious man, I wonder what happened :))

I blogged this story when I joined LJ

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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woodman71

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#9 posted 07-14-2014 10:49 PM

No Woodslug I bought the peaces thanks to everyone for the nice comments.

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