1st chess board

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Project by goppetto posted 1787 days ago 1053 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 1787 days ago

Nice Job looks good great gift

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1787 days ago

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 1787 days ago

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 1786 days ago

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

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#5 posted 1786 days ago

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.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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