|Project by moshel||posted 01-04-2009 11:43 AM||2671 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
Following in the footsteps of deltxguy, here is a new project of mine that did not work very well (hey! its meant for playing with convex chess pieces! exactly as I designed it! yeah, right).
Anyway, not falling into the trap of making a glued mitred frame, I fell into another trap. Don’t know why I thought that glueing lots of small pieced in the same grain direction on plyboard will work well.
The chess board is thin (8mm – 1/3”), so i thought it might benefit from having plywood backing so it will not break from pressure.
I am going to fix this, BTW. I will cut slots in the plywood that will just touch the wood in the middle of each column. the mitred frame will be fixed to the plywood on the two “stable” ends with screws in slightly bigger holes and has “skirt” that covers everything.
enough said. i hope that this will help someone not to make the same mistake again. maybe even myself!
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