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Tsek Meyt - Chess set

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 06-11-2016 11:44 AM 1941 views 13 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I last posted a project. I just finished working on this chess table and set and would like to share it with you guys. The checks on the table are ebony and jackfruit. The border is made from balayong wood and inlayed with amboyna burl. The drawers are of saplungan with ebony drawer pulls. Legs are sculpted from molave while the base is also sculpted from ipil. The ebony and molave pieces took a month to sculpt. It took a while to complete the project but am more than happy with the outcome. Would love to hear your comments on this project. Have a great weekend fellow LJ’s!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 06-11-2016 11:51 AM

It was worth the wait! Beautiful work and the base blows my mind! Thanks for sharing your work!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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majuvla

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 11:54 AM

Those figurines are realy fantastic, very beautiful sculptured. Also twisted leg is real masterpiece of woodworking.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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nonickswood

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 11:56 AM

Brilliant!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 12:12 PM

Amazing! A beautiful work of art.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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R_Stad

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 12:28 PM

Beautiful – the care and effort you put into your work is always so inspiring. Thanks.

-- Rod - Oregon

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stefang

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#6 posted 06-11-2016 12:53 PM

Another masterpiece Benji. I love the tactile chess pieces and everything else too. Wonderful work and very artistic.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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iminmyshop

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#7 posted 06-11-2016 12:54 PM

Wow. Every single thing about this is awesome. The board is beautiful. The sculpted pieces should be reproduced and sold internationally and the originals put in a museum. Congratulations!

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gepatino

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#8 posted 06-11-2016 01:11 PM

wow! This is so beautiful!

-- http://about.me/gepatino

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 06-11-2016 01:29 PM

Another great work of art ,fantastic job Benji.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 06-11-2016 02:46 PM

That is amazing work, Benji. Love the shaping.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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BurlyBob

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#11 posted 06-11-2016 03:28 PM

Wow, that is truly beautiful. Your very fortunate to have such beautiful woods to work with.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 06-11-2016 04:29 PM

Another work of art Beji, great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 06-11-2016 04:31 PM

Benji, this is really nice.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 06-11-2016 04:43 PM

AWESOME… COOL… Beautiful!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 06-11-2016 05:15 PM

Work by a Master artisan!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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