Checkmate (first blog project)

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Project by Gianni posted 03-19-2015 02:27 PM 1972 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this a couple days before my son’s birthday and just haven’t been home to post it yet. He asked over Christmas if I could make him a chess board and set. I figured I might have it done by his birthday and came in just under the wire.

Not much I can say that I didn’t put into the blog. Case is walnut, drawers are cherry, snap in and are held with magnets. The pieces are maple and walnut, designed one morning in powerpoint.

This was a fun project, and I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out. I put it on my desk at work to show a fellow woodworker, and it ended up being a bit of good fortune I wasn’t in my office much that day as it brougt a steady stream of visitors through to look it over and take pictures.

I haven’t been home enough to play even one game yet, but am hoping to remedy that situation this weekend.

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#1 posted 03-19-2015 04:38 PM

Cool project, looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 03-19-2015 05:01 PM

Horses look great. Very nice chess set! I like those hollow forms.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 01:00 AM

I can’t imagine how you made all those intricate cuts!! Amazing!
And what is the chessboard material?
This is truly craftsmanship on display!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 11:10 AM

Thank you very much.

The board material is 2” mosaic stone tiles.

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