Maple Burl inlay chessboard

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Project by mtnmama posted 02-19-2018 03:28 PM 544 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a friend. It was my first inlay project and was definitely a skills-stretcher for me. The Burl is maple, chessboard is Black Walnut and maple. The butterfly is also Black Walnut. There are two drawers, lined with green felt with white oak piece dividers. A fun project and now onto the next…

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 09:16 PM

Looks really nice! Great job!

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 09:20 PM

Very Nice- great idea!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 02-20-2018 03:31 AM

Gorgeous piece..very unique and was surprised to see you’d incorporated drawers too.

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#4 posted 02-20-2018 12:12 PM

Very nice board!

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#5 posted 02-20-2018 02:34 PM

Wow! This is a spectacular game board and is a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 06:29 AM

I realy like the live edge here! It’s like yin-yang -nature live edge opposite to straight cuts.

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