Vertical Chess Board of Puple Heart and Curly Maple

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Project by wild1 posted 01-22-2015 01:02 AM 1281 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one i built a while back. The Chess board is constructed of purple heart and curly maple that was resawn on a table saw….Such a waste. After that I tried to flatten the glue up with my first attempt at hand planes on such a large surface, it actually went quite well, but still ended up running through my drum sander to get the finish to match better between the maple and purple heart. have to admit, I bought the Maple crown molding to build the frame as well as the chess pieces. The shelves are made of .25 Plexiglas and are set in dados in the shadow box casing.
It does take a different perspective to play the game with the non-square board. Just more of a challenge

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 01:39 PM

Very nice build! This has been on my “To-Do” list for quite a while!

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 03:32 PM

This cool, what are the dimensions of the playing “surface”?

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 06:52 PM

Awsome game, especialy when you are challenged to change your point of view, not to mention your oponent actualy stands beside you, not in front .

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-23-2015 03:55 AM

Matthew the playing surface dimensions are 16-1/4” W x 26’.

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