Chess Board and Cabinet

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Project by ToddinNH posted 03-19-2018 10:42 AM 1510 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this chess board. It’s made from Maple and Walnut. The top has thin layers of hardwood glued to a plywood base. I finished it with brushing lacquer which was my first time trying it. I’m very pleased with the results.

I’ve got a lot more detail on how I made this on my webpage:

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#1 posted 03-19-2018 11:07 AM

Looks great, very nice work.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 11:25 AM

You can’t not to love that game or start to learn it when you see such awesome chess set! Great work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-19-2018 12:49 PM

Ivan’s exactly right. Beautiful board and set. Where did you get the pieces from and and what size base are they?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 03-19-2018 01:02 PM

I got them from, I’m not sure off the top of my head the base size….probably about 1-1/4” dia.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#5 posted 03-19-2018 01:31 PM

Lovely Work Todd!

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#6 posted 03-19-2018 02:39 PM

Excellent workmanship, thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 03-19-2018 06:10 PM

Beautiful ! Very well done.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 03-19-2018 06:29 PM

You did a wonderful job on this chess board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-19-2018 08:14 PM

The fluted corner pieces are a nice touch (oak?).

Great job!

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#10 posted 03-19-2018 08:31 PM

Very nice! I like the panel construction. Don’t know if you are a turner or not, but try making pieces sometime. Very satisfying!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#11 posted 03-19-2018 08:33 PM

No lathe yet in the shop…one day perhaps :)

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#12 posted 03-19-2018 08:34 PM

The corners are Maple

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#13 posted 03-19-2018 10:24 PM

Great details on the corners. Looks amazing!

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#14 posted 03-19-2018 11:28 PM

I really like your version of an elegant Chess Board and storage cabinet. Very sophisticated, makes you want sit down and contemplate your next move. I hope your best game is yet to come!!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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