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Chessboard And Something A Little Sinister

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Project by JAY Made posted 12-15-2014 12:27 AM 2322 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the first two projects that I have completed since I got out of the hospital. At the end of August I was admitted with severe narcotizing pancreatitis. I was in the hospital for a total of 28 days, now I’m on the mend and am able to get back into the shop :)

I was asked to make a chessboard by a friend, it is made with walnut and birds eye maple I loosely followed Steve Ramsey's chessboard video. The chess pieces were purchased from Amazon.

The cutting board is made from mahogany, maple and Peruvian walnut. This board was inspired by Sinister's blog.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.





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hotncold

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 02:57 AM

Very nice work on both pieces. The Sinister board is a tough glue up for sure!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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wseand

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 03:03 AM

Both amazing pieces. Glad to hear you are on the mend. That is a tough illness to recover from. You get well and keep up the work in the shop.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 05:18 AM

Welcome back. Beautiful chest set. This cutting board is sweet!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 09:14 AM

Great….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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JAY Made

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 02:02 PM

@hotncold Yeah the glue up on the cutting board was challenging.

@wseand Thanks the doctors don’t even know what caused the pancreatitis. On the plus side I have lost 57lbs, I just don’t recommend losing it that way :)

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 03:08 PM

Glad you made it home from the hospital ok. Your chess board came out fantastic! I like that you have a place to store the pieces. Very nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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wseand

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 08:37 PM

Too much dust in the ol gizzard probably. Cut any plywood from China lately. :-)~

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 09:20 PM

Nice…. I need to make one myself and didn’t know WWFMM had a video

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 01:11 AM

Outstanding Chess Board…. I also did one following Steve Ramsey’s video…I wonder how many are out there….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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JAY Made

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#10 posted 12-23-2014 08:19 PM

Here is a better picture of the chessboard.

MontanaBob that is a very nice looking chessboard where did you get the pieces, did you make them?

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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