1st chess board

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Project by goppetto posted 05-29-2009 12:41 AM 1432 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When i first made this i thought i would be using three woods, but then i read some info about popular with the many differnet shade variations. When i went to the depot i found one that had green and lavender mixed but was unable to have those shades compliment the entire piece. I ended up giving this to my nephew for his graduation/birthday. This board took some time for my novice self. I think I’m gonna make another one.
Woods: poplar, pine, maple , red oak.

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 01:38 AM

Nice Job looks good great gift

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 04:16 AM

Nice job for your first! Experiment with different woods, the greater the contrast, the better they look.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 04:17 AM

i started with chessboards years ago .
stop / look / listen
to the wood !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 07:31 AM

thanks for the advice charlie and comments. i’m hoping i can be as great as you guys.

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 09:53 PM

Your joints are Tight. No gaps and that is the most important thing. More contrasting variety in wood selection would make the board stand out more but over all a very nicely executed board. Very subtle almost muted tones.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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