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Unique Chessboard. Father and son project

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Project by Timhbp posted 03-13-2016 10:22 PM 1207 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A unique chessboard. The chess piece design came from my son. The whole project is done with Peruvian walnut and Oak. The finish is a mineral oil and beeswax mix.

Size of the King is 5 1/4” high. The pawns are 2 1/2” high.

Board is 16” x 16”





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rctomps

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 11:16 PM

Very nice! Great job. I wish I could get my 14-year-old son interested. Great choice of woods and great design.

-- Rob

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kocgolf

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 02:30 AM

That is fantastic! I love chess and am always looking at designs to perhaps one day try and make a set. Is this all machined or is it carved in places? Would love to see the process. Something in this design reminds me of the chess setI learned on, a set that my dad got in Israel when he was just a kid.

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Bobsboxes

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 02:47 AM

Very cool design, and build. Best part is the memories, shared with your son.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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drewpy

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 04:58 AM

Turned out great. Great teamwork on a wonderful build.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Timhbp

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 11:37 AM



That is fantastic! I love chess and am always looking at designs to perhaps one day try and make a set. Is this all machined or is it carved in places? Would love to see the process. Something in this design reminds me of the chess setI learned on, a set that my dad got in Israel when he was just a kid.

- kocgolf

All of the pieces were cut out on a scrollsaw. My son made all of the templates using Autocad. If you would like the templates just send me an email at timhbp at yahoo dot com.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 02:29 PM

That is a beautiful project and done so nicely. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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leafherder

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 06:31 PM

Nice board – although I hope the players can keep their tempers – some of those pieces look like mediaeval torture equipment – LOL. (I majored in Ancient and Mediaeval History.) Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Timhbp

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 08:10 PM



Nice board – although I hope the players can keep their tempers – some of those pieces look like mediaeval torture equipment – LOL. (I majored in Ancient and Mediaeval History.) Thanks for sharing.

- leafherder

I think the fact that the pieces could inflict pain was the part my son liked the most. The only guidance I gave him on the design is that I wanted it to look like parts of a castle. He put his own spin on it.

Thanks for the compliments

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#9 posted 03-15-2016 10:21 AM

Realy nice figurines. The time spent together is pricelles. I had my soon working with me in my workshop yesterday. It’s nice to see him doing some his small project stuff and learn him to handle with miter saw and bandsaw for start.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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