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Project by SirSeth posted 10-10-2018 01:11 AM 719 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut, Cherry, and Maple

I’ve been wanting to make a nice set for a while. Storage inside the box. Checkmate bucket list item!

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?





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MadeinMT

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 12:46 PM

Beautiful.

-- Ron, Montana

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woodbot

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 03:17 PM

Very nice, I like the detail between the squares in particular.

-- Terry Osnach, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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Eweezy

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 08:59 PM

That is stunning. Is the grid veneer? Where did you get the pieces? One of the simplest yet most elegant I have seen. Congrats.

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SirSeth

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 09:13 PM

Thanks all! Eweezy I made strips of walnut and maple then glued them up alternating with the thin strip of cherry in between each. When dry, I turned it 90 degrees, cut strips again, reversed every other strip and then glued up again with cherry between each. All of this has to be sanded to thickness and then glued to MDF or ply to keep the whole thing stable. The pieces were just scraps left over from another project. The pieces and board were made from the same board, but the walnut on the tac board (with the sapwood) was a different scrap. I have lots of Walnut around here which is one of my favorite woods.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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SirSeth

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 09:16 PM

Forgot to mention. The pieces are weighted with fishing lead weights and felted on the bottom. They have a nice feel and I was aiming for a slightly modern simple shape that I’m quite pleased with in the end. They feel good in the hand. I don’t think I’ll do it again because it was hand sanding hell for like 3 weeks. At least there is Sci-fi on netflix to pass the time. ;)

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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kocgolf

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#6 posted 10-11-2018 12:43 AM

Tak! AND Chess! Amazing. A Tak board is patiently waiting on my “to do” list for the future. Very very nice. Definitely adding this to my favorites.

I am wondering how many people here will know Tak :)

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#7 posted 10-20-2018 05:02 PM

Very nice. I like the pieces. Simple but striking.

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

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