|Project by Mike_D_S||posted 06-05-2016 03:34 PM||734 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
My Dad’s 70th birthday is in a few days and I wanted to do something for him that would be different than the usual gifts we give him.
So I decided to make this chess board. It was a bit of a rush as I only really made a final decision last weekend. So starting from Sunday afternoon last week and working in the evenings after work this week, I put this together.
The board is Walnut and Birch, while the trim is Padauk and Birch. The body of the box is Walnut again. This is my first time to make a chessboard and I think it turned out ok from a construction standpoint. Fitting the mitered trim and box frame was a task and there are a couple of the corners that could be better, but I seem to be the only one worried about them. The drawer front is trimmed out to match the top and the drawer is felt lined and dovetailed.
Finish is 4 coast of wipe on poly and then lacquer top coat.
Overall I’m happy with the piece as it was quite a bit of finicky work. Especially the final prep before finishing as the dust from the padauk in the trim had a tendency to bleed onto the Birch, so I had to take it slow and easy, with the final cuts being with a block plane.
-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......