|Project by HandsOgold||posted 06-13-2007 02:38 AM||1471 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
My first experiences with woodworking occurred as a young educator in the Bronx (NY). In attendance were two sons of the owner of the woodworking emporium Constantines, located a mile or so from the school. Needless to say that my first visit resulted in my obtaining some nice veneers to learn on. Chessboards were the simplest and yet a quite nice project. Tho Ive refined the process, using a papercutter for greater accuracy, and an iron to avoid the delicious aromas of contact cement, much remains the same.
The pictured boards are made of rosewood, amboyna and avodire. the third, of mottled makore and ash, held by a neighbor, is the one he made at a small workshop i ran in my community, where under my guidance and assitance three people were introduced to the pleasures of woodcraft.