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Project by lou posted 1525 days ago 1366 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1525 days ago

I love chess boards, and this is a great one.

Excellent work on the inlay.

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

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degoose

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#2 posted 1525 days ago

I just love the timber selection and the choice of banding.. also looks very well constructed.. allround.. nice job..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jayjay

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#3 posted 1525 days ago

That’s nice. Where do you buy banding like that?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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lou

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#4 posted 1525 days ago

Thanks Jayjay.I bought the banding from Woodcraft.If they dont still sell it,there are a number of companys on line that you can order from.

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jayjay

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#5 posted 1525 days ago

Thanks. I might have to pick some up.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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acducey

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#6 posted 998 days ago

Very nice work! Playing on a board like that would make me think I’m a better player than I am.

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lou

340 posts in 1945 days


#7 posted 997 days ago

thanks for the comment acducey,but i have more fun makeing the chessboard than thinking my way around it.

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woodapprentice

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#8 posted 993 days ago

That is just awesome. Did you build that from plans or just off the top of your head? I would love to make a chess board as a gift to my father because we used to always play chess. For his 50th my mom, and I bought him a nice chess set that came with the board, but I would love to make him the board at least. I can then start working on my woodcarving and try to whittle the pieces (a second gift down the road :))

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lou

340 posts in 1945 days


#9 posted 993 days ago

the idea was based on a plan i saw in woodsmith magaine,although i done remember which issue it was.you could search thier site and find it.there are a number of ways to make chess baords ,you van find those on the webb just with a search on google.they do make nice gifts.thanks for looking and have fun building one.

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