Walnut and Maple Chessboard

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Project by Justin posted 1565 days ago 2095 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my real “first project” that I completed by my self that i spent any amount of money on. The chessboard is made of maple and walnut but there is a mahogany inlay around the blocks and on the miters to keep them from fading into the border. I got the basic design from “Steve Marin’s Chess Board” and tried to tweak it a little bit. I thought i would post it and see what you guys though.

Link to Steve Marin’s Chess Board:

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#1 posted 1565 days ago

this is a great looking set… nicely built…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1565 days ago

Wow. What a beautiful first project. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with all of us LJ’s!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 1565 days ago

great work i love how the top is so smooth.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 1564 days ago

Thanks, I am happy with the turn out also theres a few things i would of changed but that will happen in all projects :P

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#5 posted 1564 days ago

Nicely done Justin, the inlay is a nice touch. I did one a while back, but wasnt all that happy with it. I would have changed almost everything on mine.

-- RKWoods

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#6 posted 1551 days ago

Beautiful chessboard.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1550 days ago

Thanks, I am very happy with the way it has come out. I am pretty surprised with all the reactions I am getting from family and friends. Thanks again for all the support.

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#8 posted 1550 days ago

Very nice good work

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1546 days ago

Very good job! You definitely have talent. You learn from every project and get better the more you do. Keep up the good work

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1345 days ago

nicely done am i confused, isnt it steve ramsey from marin county cal. from

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#11 posted 1345 days ago

ya Steve is the one that owns as far as i know but when I posted this, I don’t think he had his site at the time. Thanks for the comment

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KMP Wood Designs

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#12 posted 1234 days ago

Great job Justin! I love the detail and selected woods that you’ve used. Good luck and I will be looking for your future projects as this will be one to copy!!

-- Jim, Virginia,

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