Chess Board Christmas present

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Project by Mike_in_Ohio posted 12-15-2008 07:38 PM 2132 views 16 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 07:40 PM

Excellent job!

I like the choice of wood.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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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

Looks nice.

-- 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!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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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!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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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 : )

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

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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.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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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

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#12 posted 12-16-2008 05:28 AM

Wow what a nice game borad he well like that

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 12-16-2008 02:32 PM

Very nice!

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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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