|Project by Indiana_Parrothead||posted 11-11-2009 07:45 PM||3045 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This chess board was completed about a year ago. I had it in a local coffee shop for about a year but it never sold. So I decided to get it back and list it on Ebay, maybe I will have better luck there. here are the specifics:
This is a handcrafted chess board made from domestic and exotic woods. The squares are 2 7/8” and the over all size of the board is 28”. I have been doing wood working for over 25 years, but I am not a photographer, so the pictures do not do this board justice.
The squares are made from Redwood Burl and Curly Maple, and are solid not veneer. The wood that divides the squares is Bloodwood. The frame around the board is Macacaubu and the inlay on the frame is Paduak and Holly.
The feet are made from Curley Maple. The “keys” on the corners of the feet are Bloodwood.
The finish is 7 coats of Danish oil that is “wet sanded” between coats with progressivly finer grits of sandpaper upto 1200 grit. It is then buffed with tripolli and white diamond and finally carnuba wax.
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