Curly Delight Chess board

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Project by Mark Miller posted 10-18-2017 10:51 PM 1027 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Came across some fairly nice curly maple and had not used any in a chess board, so I made this up. Along with Peruvian Walnut, it turned out rather nicely.

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#1 posted 10-18-2017 11:08 PM turned out rather nicely—I’ll say!

That’s a beautiful chess board, one I’m sure you’ll enjoy many fine matches on!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 10-19-2017 01:35 AM

Beautiful board! Great work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 10-19-2017 02:14 AM

Amazing job!! Did you make any chess pieces? Well done!

-- The Do Good Girl,

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#4 posted 10-19-2017 02:34 AM

Amazing job!! Did you make any chess pieces? Well done!

- TheDoGoodGirl

Unfortunately only been doing woodworking about a year, don’t have that skill level….yet
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#5 posted 10-19-2017 05:50 AM

nice job. I will be making a chess board within the next year I think. really cool.

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#6 posted 10-19-2017 07:59 AM

My very first woodworking project. Mine didn’t look near as good though. That was 50+ years ago, knowledge is much better looking projects, Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 10-19-2017 12:25 PM

So beautiful good choice of wood good finish

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#8 posted 10-19-2017 02:45 PM

For only a year this is quite impressive. I started about 3 years ago and love it more each day!

-- The Do Good Girl,

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#9 posted 10-19-2017 06:13 PM

awesome job, that walnut is super dark and makes a great contrast

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#10 posted 10-19-2017 08:10 PM

Mark, nice job & congrats on your ‘Top 3 Award’.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 10-20-2017 02:45 PM

Beautiful clean, smooth lines. I like that raised board concept.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-20-2017 03:20 PM

I really like this chess board. Do you have any photos of the building process you can share? This is something I would like to build sometime.

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