Purpleheart and Hickory chess board

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Project by Mark Miller posted 04-26-2017 02:04 PM 746 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all – newbie here. To the board, and relatively new to woodworking. Weekend warrior type (although never enough time), with less than 9 mos experience. Just finished this chess board and am thinking of selling it. Any thoughts on a value? the top is 4/4 that is routed on the edges to just fit over the outside frame, which consists of mdf in a purple heart and hickory frame.

thanks for your consideration, and critiques..


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#1 posted 04-26-2017 11:49 PM

That’s a pretty sweet chess board! Welcome to lumberjocks.

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 02:07 AM

Nice looking board! Did you glue the board to the frame or the MDF? What finish did you use? Welcome to LJ.


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Charlie Kilian

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 02:42 AM

Beautiful miters on the frame. How is the top attached to the base?

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Mark Miller

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#4 posted 04-27-2017 03:04 AM

I used epoxy glue to glue the top to the mdf, but only in the center so the wood can move along the lateral grain if it need too. At least that’s the idea

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#5 posted 04-27-2017 02:15 PM

This chess board is so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Ron Smith

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#6 posted 04-27-2017 07:00 PM

Beautiful!! No idea on its worth, I don’t sell.

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#7 posted 04-28-2017 12:14 AM

Beautiful, I love the edge you put around it.

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#8 posted 10-19-2017 01:40 AM

Beautiful Board, at least $275.00

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