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Always wanted to make a chessboard
Made one, then finished it off with tung oil :]
It turned out alright..
Next one can only be better!
Comments and Constructive Criticism would be much appreciated
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#1 posted 01-07-2009 02:18 PM
I really like this, really like the legs/stand. I noticed that youve got some tearout on the corner, might I suggest using a blade with more teeth. Or get a rough measurement, put a piece of tape over the spot to be cut,measure and mark(on the tape) then cut. Helps me sometimes. Anyways just trying to help. Nice piece.
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....
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#2 posted 01-07-2009 03:17 PM
I’ve made several, and each one has gotten better. This is a real good start… much better than my first. I really like the stand, too.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#3 posted 01-08-2009 06:39 PM
awesome table… miter joints are a bit chipped, but these are hard joints to finesse/perfect- they look much better then my first miter joints… (you could use the gaps to hide stuff inside).
my trick for miter joints is to prepare the cut-setup and do test cuts on scrap material until you get the perfect positioning, and then go ahead with the actual pieces. a bit more time, but when the piece is finished and looks good – its all worth it.
-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.
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