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Project by zombeerose posted 2752 days ago 3093 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess case may have been my very first real project with solid wood. As a result, I made sure it was built tough, which means it is HEAVY. Not to be casually carried around in other words.

As far as woods, I used ash and black walnut. I finished it with several applications of Watco Danish Oil.

I could not determine the type of stone although it is possible it is marble. The set/board was found at a garage sale.

Completed 7-04.

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Don

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#1 posted 2752 days ago

Wow! This is absolutely lovely. Please – more pictures.

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#2 posted 2752 days ago

A work of art.

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#3 posted 2752 days ago

Nice. Is the set/board marble, or some other stone?

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#4 posted 2752 days ago

Nice match of the board squares and chess pieces. Did you make the chess pieces are did you purchase them?

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Obi

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#5 posted 2701 days ago

Very Beautiful. Was the finish just Danish Oil or was it stained Danish Oil?

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zombeerose

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#6 posted 2700 days ago

Thanks for all the comments. :) The finish was straight Danish oil – no stains used.

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#7 posted 2699 days ago

Very nice chess board. I didn’t see your answer for that kind of marble/stone the board was made of.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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zombeerose

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#8 posted 2699 days ago

Unfortunately, I have no idea what type of stone the board and pieces are made of. The set was found at a garage sale so when you find a deal, you run with it ;)

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Obi

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#9 posted 2699 days ago

And what type of Ash? I bought a stick of White Ash, just because i liked it. That is what started my Hickory craze.

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zombeerose

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#10 posted 2699 days ago

I believe it is white ash. I looked it up on the vendor website and all I could find was the scientific name “Fraxinus americana.”

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Karson

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#11 posted 2699 days ago

Ah Frank America. A good old standby.

I looked it up in my Wood identification and use and they just call it Fraxinus americana (White Ash) and related species (Oleaceae) Fraxinus excelsior (European Ash)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PoorCollegeStudent

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#12 posted 2574 days ago

Just incredible.

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bigike

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#13 posted 1562 days ago

very nice work!

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#14 posted 1429 days ago

The greyish stone looks like onyx…i have a similar set in this grey color for one side and solid black for the other. Both mine are onyx from a kentucky cave.

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