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Project by zombeerose posted 01-11-2007 10:49 PM 3271 views 12 times favorited 15 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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#1 posted 01-11-2007 11:55 PM

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

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#2 posted 01-12-2007 12:31 AM

A work of art.

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#3 posted 01-12-2007 02:27 AM

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

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#4 posted 01-12-2007 05:20 AM

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

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#5 posted 03-04-2007 02:11 PM

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

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#6 posted 03-05-2007 07:32 PM

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

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#7 posted 03-05-2007 11:10 PM

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 03-06-2007 04:03 PM

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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#9 posted 03-06-2007 04:15 PM

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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#10 posted 03-06-2007 06:16 PM

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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#11 posted 03-06-2007 06:22 PM

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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#12 posted 07-09-2007 07:12 PM

Just incredible.

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#13 posted 04-15-2010 10:32 PM

very nice work!

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#14 posted 08-27-2010 05:40 AM

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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#15 posted 09-14-2014 03:10 PM

Very nice.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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