Chess boards

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Project by Alan52 posted 07-17-2015 05:31 AM 1324 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a chess board. Made these two. One from purple hart and maple, the other from walnut and maple. Both have oak boarders with strips on purple hart. walnut. maple and wenge for accent.

-- Alan, Cobb Ca.

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 05:53 AM

Outstanding Chess boards! Love the detail work.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 02:59 PM

Nice boards, I’ve been wanting to make one, haven’t play chess in forever but I think my wife would want to stick to checkers haha. Where can you get the pieces that are cheap looking stuff?

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 03:23 PM

These are real beauties.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 02:34 AM

Gorgeous work. I’m especially fond of the maple/walnut combination. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 02:47 AM

I love it. Beautiful work. I also started one made from Avonite polyester solid surface wrapped in white ash

-- I don't think I'm ever more "aware" than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer. Questions about solid surface? Just ask.

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 01:17 PM

Beautiful edging detail!

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#7 posted 07-24-2015 08:21 PM

Excellent lookng boards!!!!

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