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Project by CarlR posted 1622 days ago 1964 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. Just joined this site last night and thought I’d post a couple of projects just completed.
The chess set is done in curly maple and cocobolo rosewood. All the pieces were done one at a time (no duplicator yet)! I estimate about 100hrs total. I purchased a Steel City granite lathe and not knowing much about them, I think I made a good choice.
I have been retired for about a year and a half and after traveling to Alaska in our motorhome all summer, I wondered what could occupy my winter months…. so I started a woodworking shop and have had a blast all winter.
I live in east central Ohio and not far from Keim Lumber Co. I have become a Keim addict! A wonderfull place to shop (and spend $$)

The lamp is an arts and crafts design that I found in a book Purchased at Keim.
Bye for now.

-- Carl R Mesaros





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1622 days ago

Beautiful chess board and lamp.

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1622 days ago

Great Job! Wellcome to Lumberjocks!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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wwnovice

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#3 posted 1622 days ago

That’s a beautiful looking chess set. I’m really impressed with the how the chess pieces turned out.

-- John

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hap

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#4 posted 1622 days ago

nice work, wel to lumberjocks.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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KMJohnson

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#5 posted 1622 days ago

Great work.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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Timothy

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#6 posted 1622 days ago

Looks good Carl.

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bigike

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#7 posted 1622 days ago

nice work, did u follow plans to make this?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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zlatanv

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#8 posted 1622 days ago

Looks awesome!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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SignWave

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#9 posted 1622 days ago

very nice

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CarlR

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#10 posted 1622 days ago

To answer if plans were followed for the chess not really. As anyone who has tried this it’s not to difficult to make a chess piece that resembles a rook, pawn, etc., It’s making the pieces match that first piece you turn!

The lamp was made from an arts and crafts project book.
Thanks everyone for the welcome and positive comments

-- Carl R Mesaros

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LarryS

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#11 posted 1621 days ago

Well done. I discovered Keim Lumber recently—what a great place to find great stock. Enjoy the rest of your winter.

-- Larry

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kronewi

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#12 posted 1621 days ago

The looks awesome. It has given me some great ideas. Did you happen to take any notes when you were making it? I would really like to make one similar to it!!

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Mike_in_Ohio

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#13 posted 1621 days ago

Very nice chess board!

-- Mike

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DaddyZ

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#14 posted 1621 days ago

Nice Board, As with mine all the Pieces are turned seperately, It does take time.

Love the graining in the Board!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 1621 days ago

Fantastic work!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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