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Backgammon / Chess Board with all the pieces and storage box

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Project by Fuzzman posted 1820 days ago 2735 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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NavyCop68

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#1 posted 1820 days ago

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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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 1820 days ago

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

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webwood

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#3 posted 1820 days ago

gorgeous

-- -erik & christy-

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1820 days ago

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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Tim Marko

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#5 posted 1820 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#6 posted 1820 days ago

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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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1820 days ago

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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pommy

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#8 posted 1820 days ago

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 )

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 1820 days ago

oh wow.

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Wingstress

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#10 posted 1820 days ago

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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kolwdwrkr

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#11 posted 1820 days ago

beautiful

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Innovator

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#12 posted 1820 days ago

Really nice.

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dhg

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#13 posted 1819 days ago

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

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 1819 days ago

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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davidby

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#15 posted 1819 days ago

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:

http://bestbackgammon.com

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