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Pecan and black walnut end grain chess board

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Project by Campeasy posted 10-30-2017 08:13 AM 1252 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Constructed using 1 slab of black walnut and 1 slab of pecan. Border is purpleheart. Trim is cherry and pecan.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 08:31 PM

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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John

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 05:28 PM

The Pecan looks interesting, is it spalted or is that normal? Board looks awesome!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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LDO2802

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 08:11 PM

Are the squares just on the surface or did you go through the board thickness, like a cutting board? I am getting ready to make one and my friend made a superficial surface one and the squares popped out when it got hot! LOL

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Campeasy

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 12:30 AM

I built it like a cutting board. It’s a true end grain chess board.
The pecan was kind of pecky and that’s where the sapwood starts, of stops … depending on which way you’re going.

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Campeasy

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 12:39 AM

So, just read an article on spalting and, yes. The pecan is spalted

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