birdseye maple and purple heart chess set

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Project by jimbill posted 1381 days ago 2543 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandaughter Maddie’s favorite color is purple. I made her a chess set out of birdseye maple and purple heart

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#1 posted 1381 days ago

Very nice job on the pieces, good detail, color and style. Excellent ! I love it.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 1381 days ago

The boards are nice; the pieces are SuhWeet! ;-)

-- Gary, Florida.

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#3 posted 1381 days ago

These look great!

OK, so I’m a total LJ rookie here so I don’t know if I am even allowed to ask questions here, but I have a couple of quick questions about your project. I was wanting to make a checkerboard for my bro-in-law but have not a clue how to do this… To me, I would think it is similar to a segmented cutting board.

If you don’t mind me asking, what are the sizes of the squares? What is the thickness of the boards? What did you finish it with?

Thanks for your reply.

-- Mark, Kansas

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#4 posted 1381 days ago


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#5 posted 1381 days ago

These are so cool with the purple heart!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 1381 days ago

Beautiful chess set. Well done!

-- John

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

Beautiful set! The pieces are very uniform. How did you turn them?

-- Mel,

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#8 posted 1381 days ago

Very nice!!! i like the pieces a lot!

Mark, this site is al about asking questions!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#9 posted 1381 days ago

Wonderful work. Nice turnings.

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