|Project by kevinbradshaw||posted 08-01-2014 03:43 PM||636 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I don’t play chess, but my daughter loved the idea of making a board we could play games on.
This one is made out of Peruvian Walnut and Maple. It ended up not being completely square, so i just decided to round the edges and keep it the way it is, instead of putting a border around it. I glued some thin plywood to the back just for some extra security and then covered it with green felt. The playing surface is finished with General Finish PolyAcrylic – about 4 coats.
This was my first experience using my router as a planer. It work amazingly well and I used scrap MDF to make the jig. Can’t wait to use it again.
I also cut up a failed chess board project to make some plaing pieces for checkers. i think they are maple and cherry. I still have to finish them. I cut them into squares on the band saw and then rounded them on the belt sander.