Backgammon / Chess Board with all the pieces and storage box

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Project by Fuzzman posted 07-28-2009 05:13 PM 3071 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Backgammon and chess board with all the pieces and storage box made from walnut, fiddle back maple, maple burl veneers and solid maple and walnut. High gloss finish on the playing surfaces. The board is about 24 inches square and my own design. Chess men are also my own design and the major pieces have 2.5 oz of lead hidden in the base and the pawns have 1.5 oz of lead hidden in the base. This gives them a nice feel and heft. They also have copper leaf for detailing and a gloss finish. The walnut solid and veneer came from a tree that was in my yard. I air dried the lumber for 10 years then made my own veneer and boards from it. I have between 150 and 200 hours in this project. This was all made as a gift.

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 05:21 PM

At this point I will have to make the obligatory me me me comment… You made this as a gift!! It would have to be a gift for myself I think. The finish is fantastic and the whole project is very well done. I’m pretty sure I’d have a hard time parting with this one!!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 05:29 PM

thats so cool. id love to see how you made the chess pieces!

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 06:07 PM


-- -erik & christy-

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 08:15 PM

I think I’d have a hard time parting with this also, unless the person I gave it to I was planning on marrying. LOL.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 08:45 PM

WOW!!! This is fantastic.

Does the board fit in the case somehow?

-- Tim, trying to come up with something cool to say here!

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 09:18 PM

I would have to say that you are the lucky one to have a friend so deserving. A gem of a project and thanks for posting. Blkcherry

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 11:30 PM

Exquisite detail and design! A true work of of art. You have done a beautiful job on this project. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 11:36 PM

WOW WOW WOW that my friend has to be the best and truely finest chess set i have ever seen how much would you charge to make me one ( I’m Serious )


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#9 posted 07-28-2009 11:58 PM

oh wow.

the set is gorgeous. The work in it – I just can’t imagine. Beautifully done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 07-29-2009 01:20 AM

Well done! Love it! I would love to see a blog on how you made the chess pieces

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#11 posted 07-29-2009 05:39 AM


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#12 posted 07-29-2009 05:51 AM

Really nice.

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#13 posted 07-29-2009 03:22 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!, thats all i can say

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#14 posted 07-29-2009 04:17 PM

Fantastic! Great thought out idea. Everything is beautiful and well done. Super…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 07-29-2009 04:45 PM

That is a beautiful backgammon board! You can have some beautiful backgammon boards on your computer also. You can find the backgammon games and boards styles at:

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