ebony and ivory chesstable

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Project by johan posted 01-04-2009 10:56 PM 1692 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was suplied with the ebony and ivory pieces to make this chesstable for a customer.The main table was made out of burmish teak the rest out of ebony and ivory.lThe lions feet were carved out of solid ivory

-- Johan, South Africa, /

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#1 posted 01-04-2009 11:05 PM

Ha! What are the chance of two chess tables being posted side-by-side?

The ivory really makes this one special. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 11:11 PM

Very nice chess table

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 11:19 PM

You are one lucky fellow to get to build that table. It is wonderful.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 11:25 PM

Super! Very unique. That’s a lot of ivory. You did a fantastic job.

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

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 12:21 AM

Johan, this is a great piece. Beautifully done.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 01:37 AM

Ivory it tough to obtain! Wow, it looks great though.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#7 posted 01-05-2009 02:11 AM

great inspiring work … feet are nicely done

welcome to lj’s

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#8 posted 01-05-2009 06:05 AM

Great work! The ivory feet are great…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#9 posted 01-05-2009 06:49 AM

Very impressive! I would love to try to work with ivory. Maybe some day I’ll acquire some mammoth ivory.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 02-13-2011 04:04 AM

Very very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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