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My First Chess Board

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Project by JoshInTampa posted 11-08-2008 03:01 AM 1582 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took some time to try and build a chess board and learned a lot from it! I used some mahogany and maple with a Paduak frame. Came out pretty good… next time I’ll use thicker pieces of wood for the board. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think.





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kcZ

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#1 posted 11-08-2008 03:16 AM

looks very good. That is on my list of “someday” projects.

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#2 posted 11-08-2008 04:38 AM

Very clean tight fitting joints. Nice job Josh!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 11-08-2008 06:11 AM

Crisp and clean …no caffiene ! Great looking board indeed . How thick are the pieces that you weren’t happy with , and what did you use for a base under the pieces ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 11-08-2008 08:49 AM

Very clean cut at the beginning, and straight tight glue line when assembled, I think that was an ecellent job. The contrast color of mahogany and maple is just nice, I like it.
Great Josh!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-08-2008 05:20 PM

Great job nice joints and cuts. I just finished one and am in the process of building another I used 3/4 stock but it is less forgiving than thinner stock for sharp corners. Nice clamp selection, that is one area were I must invest.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 11-23-2008 06:33 AM

Nice job Josh, perfect joints.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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