|Project by herbr||posted 09-29-2007 05:05 PM||1507 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This is a chessboard that I made as a gift. I started with a 5/8 plywood base 14×14. Then I set fence on table saw at 1 1/2 inch to cut. I then made 4 cuts each 12 inches long out of 1/4 inch thick maple and black walnut. I then used contact cement to glue these strips together alternating the woods. After gluing the pieces I then cut the piece into 8 strips of 1 1/2 inches each. I found it is important to make all the cuts without moving the fence setting. I then used contact cement to glue these stips back together making sure that I started with white in the bottom right and alternated the strips. Then I glued the piece centered onto the plywood base. I then cut a 1/4 inch strip of maple 60 inches long and cut and mitered pieces for a first boarder. Then from the walnut I cut 1 inch strips long enough to make a second boarder outside the maple. I then cut some more pieces of the walnut 1 1/2 inches long enough to make edging for the plywood. For design I cut a slight arc in these pieces with my scrollsaw and then glued them to the edges of the plywood leaving i inch open on each corner. I then cut the corner pieces out of 3/4 inch pine and stained them black walnut and glued them in place. The board was then sanded and fininshed with wipe on polyurathane. About ten coats.
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