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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.
-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...
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#4 posted 12-01-2009 11:26 PM
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
#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
#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.
#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
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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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