|Project by Ken90712||posted 08-06-2010 11:27 PM||3430 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
So during a party we were having one of my wife’s Co-workers saw the Purple Heart / Rock Maple Cutting Boards I made. He loved them. As with most people though, they had never seen Purple Heart. So a few drinks later he says,” I want one & don’t care what it cost, but can you make a Chess Board?” Sure I say, it’s just squares. He asks how much? and offers extra money if I’ll put him to the head of the line.
So I decided to make two. Their approx 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Squares are 1 3/4” . Made two different style frames and then cut a rabbet into them so the boards would sit proud approx 3/8 of an inch. Used 5 coats of Enduro finish by General Finishes (Thx Rob, Socalwood) I love this stuff.
We told him today we were bringing 2 boards too him so he can pick which one he wanted. He said bring both, his buddy wants the other one without ever seeing any of my work. Still get nervous if people are really going to like things I make. So they’re both sold!
I feel good about these. I came up with the plans & I built them. I couldn’t just give him a board for the money he paid, so I thought the frames were a nice touch.
OK Ladies and Gentleman, all comments and advice welcome!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"