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Project by Justin posted 1574 days ago 2098 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:
http://http://community.thewoodwhisperer.com/video/steve-marins-chess-board





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 1574 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 1574 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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bigike

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#3 posted 1574 days ago

great work i love how the top is so smooth.

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

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Justin

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#4 posted 1573 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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RKW

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#5 posted 1573 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Beautiful chessboard.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Justin

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#7 posted 1559 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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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1559 days ago

Very nice good work

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1555 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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soylantgreen

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#10 posted 1354 days ago

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

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Justin

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#11 posted 1354 days ago

ya Steve is the one that owns woodworkingformeremortals.com 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 1243 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, http://mysite.verizon.net/vzexvdsv/

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