|Project by Doug McPherson||posted 03-18-2011 06:42 PM||3960 views||23 times favorited||16 comments|
While I visit LJ routinely, this is my first project upload. I’ve always wanted to make a nice chess board piece, and also wanted to try my hand at something in the Greene and Greene style. Well, now I’ve done both.
I found a nice Sketchup drawing online that I used as my primary starting place, although I did make it my own with some design modifications.
As you could likely guess, it’s made from cherry, walnut and maple. The highly figured cherry was saved from a block of firewood from my father in-law. I can’t wait to show him his contribution to the project and then play chess with him on it.
Three-part oil varnish finish made of: boiled linseed oil, mineral spirits and minwax gloss poly. Top coat was satin wipe-on, then finished with a beeswax/mineral oil mix rub-down (it’s what I use on cutting boards and had on-hand).
Looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.
-- DullChiselDoug, http://www.mcphersonvisionsinwood.com