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#1 posted 02-15-2010 01:18 AM
I love chess boards, and this is a great one.
Excellent work on the inlay.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#2 posted 02-15-2010 01:19 AM
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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#3 posted 02-15-2010 03:38 AM
That’s nice. Where do you buy banding like that?
-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM
#4 posted 02-15-2010 02:32 PM
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.
#5 posted 02-15-2010 03:10 PM
Thanks. I might have to pick some up.
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#6 posted 07-27-2011 06:12 AM
Very nice work! Playing on a board like that would make me think I’m a better player than I am.
#7 posted 07-28-2011 02:11 AM
thanks for the comment acducey,but i have more fun makeing the chessboard than thinking my way around it.
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#8 posted 08-01-2011 04:13 PM
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 :))
#9 posted 08-01-2011 04:43 PM
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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