birdseye maple and purple heart chess set

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Project by jimbill posted 10-17-2010 04:01 AM 5322 views 4 times favorited 10 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 10-17-2010 04:07 AM

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

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 04:29 AM

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

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 05:00 AM

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 10-17-2010 09:57 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 02:58 PM

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 10-17-2010 03:56 PM

Beautiful chess set. Well done!

-- John

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#7 posted 10-17-2010 04:30 PM

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

-- Mel,

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#8 posted 10-17-2010 06:34 PM

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 10-17-2010 07:02 PM

Wonderful work. Nice turnings.

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#10 posted 02-27-2016 06:36 PM


This is a beautiful pice you have created. I am looking to have a similar chess set made out of purple wood and was wondering if I coul purchase one from you?

Thanks in advance

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