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Just finished this chess board for my Father-in-law for Christmas.
Chess board is hard maple and purple heart. Frame is paduak and hard maple.
Finish is a wipe on varnish.
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#1 posted 12-15-2008 07:40 PM
I like the choice of wood.
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#2 posted 12-15-2008 07:46 PM
This is a beautiful board that, I am sure, your father-in-law will love. You chose a nice combination of woods for the board as well.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#3 posted 12-15-2008 07:52 PM
Very nice board, I like how all the squares are elevated and seperated, it give it a great look.
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#4 posted 12-15-2008 08:52 PM
-- Steve, Omaha, NE
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#5 posted 12-15-2008 09:04 PM
He should really like this .Nice tight joint-s Great job!
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#6 posted 12-15-2008 09:32 PM
Interesting approach. It looks great!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#7 posted 12-15-2008 09:54 PM
Beautiful! Love the way you did each tile kind of separate, instead of tight like the cutting boards. Nice wood selection, great design, Super!
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#8 posted 12-16-2008 02:04 AM
Nice job Mike. I like the design.
-- Martin, Kansas
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#9 posted 12-16-2008 04:17 AM
Individual tiles…wow , that really makes it a nice , unique piece of art . Your joints came out perfectly as well . Congratulations on this fine gift project . Welcome to LJ’s : )
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#10 posted 12-16-2008 04:51 AM
Great looking game board. I like the details of the individual squares. Thanks for sharing.
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#11 posted 12-16-2008 05:14 AM
This is really fantastic. I’m inspired to try something like this now :D
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#12 posted 12-16-2008 05:28 AM
Wow what a nice game borad he well like that
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#13 posted 12-16-2008 02:32 PM
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#14 posted 12-17-2008 02:33 AM
Well done Mike. I have no doubt he’ll be proud to ‘push wood’ across that board.
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#15 posted 12-20-2008 08:31 AM
Love the look, I like the separate square look. I have been wanting to do one for my nice chess set I have, I think it gonna be somewhat of a copy of yours. Keep up the great work
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