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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 Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
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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)
#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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