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Project by Rb12 posted 03-14-2016 12:45 PM 1250 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my kids have gotten into checkers and want to learn chess. I have built a board before, but it is part of a pedestal table and they more they lean on it, the more I am concerned it will not survive childhood ;-)

So I built them this chess/checker board game box. It is made from honey locust and cherry and the finish it Danish Oil and Shellac. I also inlaid a few magnets into the bottom of the board and the box base so it will hold itself closed. The angle on the overlap is about 30-degrees to keep itself closed as well. Piano hinge in ORB finish on either side





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Halc

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 01:11 PM

Nice job. I like the idea of the flip up lid.

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Johnalan Thomas

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 02:46 PM

did you leave room for the wood to expand and contract? the peices might start poping out

-- John Darlington Sc

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 03:01 PM

That is a wonderful game board and nicely done.

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

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rctomps

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 03:38 PM

Great Idea. Very nice job. favorite.

-- Rob

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Rb12

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 05:20 PM

thx for the thoughts guys. the kids seem to like it so far.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 09:15 PM

Rb12, I like the concept. Locust and cherry are a beautiful combination though others offer more contrast. This looks like a great idea and fun for all.

-- Big Al in IN

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AJ1104

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 01:15 AM

Great idea. Very nice design having a solid top.

-- AJ

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jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 12:40 PM

Very nice! I bet finding the exact spot for those hinges was tough!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Rb12

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#9 posted 03-15-2016 12:51 PM

I had some scrap cherry sitting around for some time and had bought the locust board on some uber sale and never knew what to do with it. I think it is a nice combination, but the last one I did was wenge and maple which was definitely more dramatic in contrast for sure.

The hinges were too tough. Easy to align on the base and then I flipped it over and lined it up with the top. I routed the recess a little wider than necessary to give some play and then used my mallet (the universal negotiator) to get a good alignment.

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majuvla

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#10 posted 03-15-2016 10:42 PM

Best game ever. I like the way it opens.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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