Chess set

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Project by BOOGE posted 05-31-2010 02:52 AM 1633 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new chess set. The board has a base of Black Butt with the squares made of red cedar and quandong,the surround is a strip of black bean and maple.
The chess men are of red cedar and quandong and cut on my scroll saw.

Black Butt….Eucalyptus Pilularis
Red Cedar….Toona Australis (cedrila)
Quandong….Santalum Acuminatum
Black Bean….Castanospermum Australe
Queensland Maple…Flindersia Brayleyana

-- BJ

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 02:54 AM

Nice chess set and work I might add.
TFP (thanks for posting)

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 03:26 AM

Wow that must have taken some time to do very well done

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 05:55 AM

any info on where you got the design? I’m always looking for ideas on making pieces that don’t require a lathe. Very nice!

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 08:47 AM

Every time that I see a chess set done. It amazes me to see the look of the chess pieces.

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 12:02 PM

A standing ovation here…

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