Chess/Checkers project completed.

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Project by TraumaJacques posted 2121 days ago 1235 views 1 time favorited 8 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 2121 days ago

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 2121 days ago

Beautiful chess-checkers board.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 2121 days ago

I second the emotion of the others Beautiful job.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 2121 days ago

Very nice!

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

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

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#5 posted 2121 days ago

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 2121 days ago

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 2119 days ago

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

-- John

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#8 posted 2119 days ago

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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