Chess/Checkers project completed.

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Project by TraumaJacques posted 11-07-2008 02:32 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I am finally done with the chess/checkers board , 6 coats of poly sanded in between with 600 it turned out well. I decided to make another one for my nephews and I have started on a display cabinet for my better half. My wife is a runner and she has several medals hanging form a hook in the bedroom this case will display them nicely. I will post pictures of my latest project later.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 03:05 AM

Great Job!

The splines really set it off!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 03:27 AM

Beautiful chess-checkers board.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-07-2008 03:50 AM

I second the emotion of the others Beautiful job.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 11-07-2008 03:51 AM

Very nice!

Is the crowbar for when the game really heats up? <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-07-2008 04:17 AM

Ha ha ha! I did not realize the crow bar was in the background thanks for the comments

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 11-07-2008 05:54 AM

Great looking project!

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#7 posted 11-08-2008 03:52 PM

Nice looking board. Can you describe the construction technique for the top?

-- John

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#8 posted 11-09-2008 01:51 AM

I first glued alternating Bubinga and oak1 ½ X ¾ stocks let it dry then cut across and flipped every other strip to create the checker pattern. Then re glued them added a Purple Heart band around and set it in an Oak cabinet. The accents are all Bubinga. My only regret is that the drawer is not big enough for both checkers and chess pieces. I am building another one out of roasted Oak and white Oak with a bigger drawer.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#9 posted 05-10-2017 02:29 PM

This is a very nice checker board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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