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Project by tazz posted 12-01-2009 08:16 PM 1482 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Favorite Project that I have made so far.
Checkerboard is made of oak and walnut, the box is made of purple heart, an exotic wood from brozil

-- tazz, Lake Elsinore

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 08:28 PM

it looks great… i’ve been thinking of trying to make one… if it came out 1/2 this nice i’d be proud

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 08:36 PM

Thats super are they little magnets in the corners to hold the lid down

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 10:20 PM

Very nice way of keeping the pieces separate…and the profile around the edge of the squares…Such attention to detail makes a great deal of difference.. Did you make the outside squares longer to compensate for the routed profile. Looks great.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 11:26 PM

Looks great!

Did you get the gold parts for the pieces from Rockler back when they were selling them?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 04:48 AM

No,, there not magnets. its felt thats on the corners.
But I did use a common latch that you can see between the king and queen

-- tazz, Lake Elsinore

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 04:55 AM

Yes, The end squares were longer than the center squares, Then sqared up on the radial arm saw, 3/8 longer then roughted.

-- tazz, Lake Elsinore

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#7 posted 12-02-2009 05:00 AM

No, Got the metal pieces from (PRiNCE & PRANCE). Got the whole set for something like $3.00 wish I had bought more

-- tazz, Lake Elsinore

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#8 posted 12-02-2009 06:06 AM

Great job. Your squares look dead-on.

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

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