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Project by leighty6 posted 2575 days ago 1215 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just joined lumber jocks and I thought I would try and post some or my work. I made six of these for Christmas gifts.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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#1 posted 2575 days ago

Very nice, great craftsmanship. Can I be on your Christmas list???

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Jchon Paradise

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#2 posted 2575 days ago

Very nice, Greg!

Kind of puts mine to shame… I made about 12 of these 2 Christmas’ ago:

Jchon's Checkerboards

-- Jchon - Denton, TX

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#3 posted 2575 days ago

Beautiful work Greg. I like the detail of the compartments you put inside also… very nice touch. I really like small boxes (not as much as Don of course ;-) and these really turned out wonderfully. Thanks very much for posting them for us to see.

By the way, Jchon that board turned out great too!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 2575 days ago

The chess board look really good. I hope to make a chess table some day. Did you carve the pieaces yourself?

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#5 posted 2575 days ago

Very nice, Greg.

The workmanship is superb. I just love small wooden boxes; this one is exceptional. How about more detail on the wood used, the finish, and what is the small circle of that shows on the underside of the lid in the upper right hand corner in the white square?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2575 days ago

Great boards! Any construction details to share?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 2575 days ago

That’s it…I’m burning mine tomorrow! No, I can’t do that. Very nice…very very nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2575 days ago

love the storage area!!

now, Os…. can’t??? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 2574 days ago

Wow. Now how do I go about getting on your Christmas list…hmmm…..??

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#10 posted 2574 days ago

Are those white round things banana slices? Anyway beautiful table, nice round pieces. Really nice combo set. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2560 days ago

you do nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 2560 days ago

Great job Greg.
I did one a while back like this.
Is it a shop notes plan?
Did you do the chessmen too?
Mine took forever and kind of put me off doing any more.
You have re-inspired me.

feltchessmn sm


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 2212 days ago

Very nice,

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 2211 days ago

No, I did not have time to turn the pieces. I made five boards at one time to give away as Christmas gifts for family. Some day I would love to make a set of pieces.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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