Chess Board

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Project by soakjr posted 12-23-2015 08:16 PM 450 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple chess board I made for my nephew for Christmas. As an experiment, I made the top to lift off the base instead of making a drawer for the pieces. We’ll see how it works.

Hackberry & Hickory.

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 10:30 PM

Did you make the pieces?


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#2 posted 12-23-2015 11:15 PM

This is a very nice chess board. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 01:55 AM

I made a set of pieces once, I didn’t have time to go down that road again… Yikes that took a while! Plus they didn’t turn out the greatest. So this time I went the easy route.

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 02:04 PM

It is a great looking chess board & a hand made Christmas gift.

I am assuming the top is solid hackberry & hickory? What thickness is the top?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI (also a Civil Engineer and woodshop wannabe)

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 04:30 PM


Ya the top is solid hackberry and hickory. I would say its about 5/8 of an inch thick after I ran the final glue up through my planer a couple times. Although I never really measured. The trim around the edge is around an inch thick leaving a small lip on top and bottom. Thanks for looking.

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