Chess Box

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Project by Chris posted 10-28-2014 07:18 PM 1249 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a box to store her glass chess pieces in. Mostly, because one of the cats was always knocking them over. It was only a matter of time before one of fragile glass pieces was broken. I had received a bunch of mahogany from a friend. I have never worked in mahogany. So, why not give it a shot.

It’s your basic hinged box. Nothing special about it. With the exception of the glass chess board top. As with every project, I try to do something I’ve never done before. This time I was using “flocking” inside the box. My wife wanted just a simple slot for each chess piece to sit in, but I wanted to step it up a bit. I used my router to carve out the shape of each piece. This way the pieces will not roll around or even rock back and forth. It took some trial and error to get the depth of each piece right, but I finally did. I then used the “flocking”. The instructions say to sprinkle it on heavily. They aren’t kidding. I ended up with a spot where to could be better covered and thicker. Lesson learned. Over all, I think it came out pretty good.

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 12:42 AM

Thats really cool. Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 06:32 AM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 12:24 PM

Very nice! And I’m sure your wife loves it too!

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 01:43 PM

great build on the chess board

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 07:04 PM

That is a really nice project!

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