chess board

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Project by RKW posted 09-14-2009 04:35 PM 2333 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first chess board and i am fairly pleased with the results. I have not figured out what to do about the chess pieces (quality pieces are more expensive than i originally thought). originally the inside was going to consist of compartments for each piece and during the building process i decided to simplify it a bit. I plan on flocking the inside(color of flock i want is on back order) I also plan on adding a lid support but i havnt got around to it.

I used a frame and pannel bit set to construct the lid, my box joint jig to join the sides, and the bottom is a piece of hardboard that fits into a rabbet i made on the side pieces. I applied two coats of formby’s tung oil and two coats of spray poly.

The chess board is made of walnut and hard maple, the trim around the chess board is maple and the frame is walnut. The box sides are walnut and maple.

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 06:01 PM

Nice chestboard.
Is this based off of Lee’s plans. I was looking at making one of these myself and ran acorss Lee’s, but after seeing this the idea of using box joints and contrasting woods is very appealling.

Now get to work on the pieces!!!

Great work

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 06:21 PM

jeff, this is not based on anyone’s plans. I had looked at several chess boards but basically made mine up as i went. I wasnt sure if the box joints and the profile of the frame and panel worked together. Im glad someone likes it, and thats good enuff for me.

-- RKWoods

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 06:56 PM

Lee Valley sells a set of wooden pieces. They are nothing too fancy, but the price is right. In fact, I don’t know how they can sell them at this price. (I have two sets of them.),40725,40740

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 07:47 PM

Very nice chess board.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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