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Project by WoodScrap posted 09-16-2009 01:44 AM 2016 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chessboard I made for my Son’s graduation a while back. It is walnut and maple and the drawer pulls out from both sides for easy access to the chess pieces. I made the the checkers but bought the chess pieces. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick -Tulsa





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Pat Cavanaugh

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 02:33 AM

Very nice. Did you use the plans from Woodsmith? It looks very similar to mine. You did a great job. I like the inlay around the board.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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WoodScrap

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 02:37 AM

Thanks. Yes, it was a Woodsmith design. It was a challenging project and I had a lot of help from fellow woodworkers on the net.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 02:51 AM

Looks great Rick very nice workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 03:57 AM

Rick, that’s a beautiful chess board. Great attention to detail. well done.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Air Tool Review

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 05:24 AM

“Official rules” say that it should always be oriented so that a black square is on the left hand side. “White on the right” I’ve always felt that chess boards could be improved by some sort of marker indicating where the players should sit/how the board should be oriented.

(OK… fine. I’m a big nerd)

Overall, the board looks beautiful. You did a great job on this one. Your son must love it.

-- http://airtoolreview.com - More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Air Tools

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WoodScrap

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 02:43 PM

Oops! Guess I should have read the rules first. Oh well, if he’s noticed he hasn’t said so I think I’m safe.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 08:36 PM

Really nice job on this.

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

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 08:48 PM

Muy bonito, felicitaciones

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 09:54 PM

Stunning piece. Well done!
I’m sure he’ll treasure it always.

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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