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Project by Betsy posted 10-04-2015 01:13 AM 1174 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chess board for a client. She has 3.5” antique pieces so i opted to do 1.75” squares with a 1.5” frame. Modest curve to the edges with a spline. Sanded to 220 and finished with several coats of glossy poly. It’s been a long time since i’ve used poly and I must admit I don’t miss it – a very finiky finish but it turned out okay. I’m not sure you can really tell from the photo, but I had some nice figure in both the maple and walnut that I was able to maintain for a nice “flow” look. I think she’ll be happy with it.

Thanks for looking.
Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine





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#1 posted 10-04-2015 04:42 AM

A very nice looking board…

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#2 posted 10-04-2015 06:23 AM

I like those corner splines as they add character to a beautiful piece.
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#3 posted 10-04-2015 12:47 PM

very well done

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 02:48 PM

Awesome job, Betsy! Your client will be proud to have this board.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 03:31 PM

Beautiful board and the flow you mentioned looks very nice. Good work!

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#6 posted 10-04-2015 05:16 PM

This really turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Betsy

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#7 posted 10-04-2015 06:17 PM

Thanks one and all. It was a fun project.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 10-06-2015 02:42 AM

That looks really good. Love the two woods together.

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Betsy

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#9 posted 10-18-2015 11:40 PM

Just an update – the customer loved it! Yea!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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