|Project by lew||posted 03-19-2015 05:32 PM||1519 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
Well, I finished the chess board. I really appreciate all of the suggestions on the warping problem I had with the first try.
Instead of putting the laminate on both sides, I remilled the maple and walnut to 3/32” and increased the substrate to 3/4”. Everything stayed flat!
The overall size is about 20” x 20” and about 1 1/4” thick. Cherry border. Finished with rattle can lacquer.
The customer wanted to keep the price low so I opted to not end match the inlay strips. This pattern was $18.99 for two 36” pieces! If I had end matched the pieces I would have needed at least 4 pieces of the inlay!!
Thanks for looking!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.