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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 06-22-2010 06:18 PM 3082 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello!

Whats this??

(pic1) Its the wrong way up. Does he know?

(pic2) Its well packed whatever it is. A lot of dust on it. Must be one from the vaults!

(pic3) Stone flagging. Someones floor?

(pic4) Ooer!

(pic5) its a chess board.

It is indeed one from the vaults. A chess board I made several years ago. The base is 15mm Birch Ply. The squares are 40mm square Cornish Slate (from Delabole) and Marble (from the scraps pile in the mason’s yard).
The trim is American Black Walnut. Waxed! Yes I made the box (packing crate) as well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 06:24 PM

A good board Martyn nice tight miters and clean build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 06:24 PM

It is so pretty, Martyn! The simple, beautiful and elegant! Now . . . you need some chess pieces compound cut on the scroll saw to complete it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 06:26 PM

Sheila, is that an offer? lol

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BarbS

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 06:26 PM

Surprise from a dusty corner? Very nice, Martyn.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 06:30 PM

Oohhh . . . . . now you have me thinking . . . . . . I have never compound cut on the scroll saw before but I think they have a whole pattern book of chess sets you can do. A friend of mine, Dan Wilckens did a beautiful chess set that was not compound cut. I bought the pattern, but I think it is in storage in Chicago :( Maybe I will have to make my own.

I have always toyed with the idea of doing a chess set.

It may be a good incentive after seeing your wonderful board! :)

Sheila

How big are each of the squares?

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 06:35 PM

Sheila, my mistake in the post (now corrected) they are 40mm square (just over 1.5”)

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Cozmo35

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 06:59 PM

Very nice Martyn. I wasn’t aware you used another medium for your craft! Nice use of the packing crate!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 06-22-2010 07:02 PM

Cozmo

Its a tribute to my woodworking roots. A packing crate was my first project, years ago.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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SPalm

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#9 posted 06-22-2010 07:13 PM

Wow. That’s sweet. Were you able to cut the tiles yourself?

The completed board really looks handsome. You seem to have a wonderful eye for design.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 06-22-2010 07:19 PM

Yes, Steve. All the tiles were hand cut, by me, on a tile saw ( like a table saw but smaller, with a diamond coated blade, usually used for cutting bathroom tile). Very messy. A lot of mud produced. The Delabole slate was a dream to cut, giving a clean edge. The marble, however, crumbled when it saw the blade, let alone touched it. That part of the build took over 20 hours, mostly on the marble. The rest was a breeze.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 06-22-2010 07:25 PM

Cool, I’m in the process of making a Purple Heart & Rock Maple for a customer. 2nd glue up today. Never thought to make one like this, very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lilredweldingrod

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#12 posted 06-22-2010 09:15 PM

Great looking chess board. Martyn. This one doesn’t mess with my eyes. Thank you. lol Everything you touch turns into beauty. Rand

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degoose

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#13 posted 06-22-2010 10:03 PM

Great board Martyn… \
Hey Ken that should be a winner too.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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littlecope

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#14 posted 06-23-2010 12:24 AM

Very Pretty Board, Martyn…
You’re probably very good at playing chess too, right?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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BTKS

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#15 posted 06-23-2010 05:52 AM

Lovely work. I really like the accuracy of seems and miters. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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