|Project by fernandoindia||posted 05-06-2011 05:34 AM||3714 views||33 times favorited||41 comments|
I am continuing catching up with the birthdays. This time is my son Fernando, born on January 29th. So only 3 months behind!!. From now on I think I will start giving vouchers for wooden gifts.
This time I used walnut and maple for the board. No table, nor drawers or box for the time being. I just gave him a voucher for the next birthday. :)
Squares are 2”, and inlays are cedar and guatambu (tiny small squares) Finished with sealer, and then air brushed lacquer.
Chessmen are Staunton Classic – 4.0 inch King. Sorry, no time left for turning and carving horses, :-))
One of the works I hate the most is starting from rough lumber and preparing it.
After ripping I did include a small banding between each stripe, as so
then proceed for the first glue up, with some Flintstones kind of cauling.
Once glued, I made some other glue ups to obtain stripes that will be inserted sideways
Hope following 2 photos be self explanatory.
The toughest part was to make the white stripes exactly the 2” side of each square
After the first crosscutting, I was anxious to check whether the measurements were OK. Glad they were.
To avoid any kind of trouble, I started gluing up the bandings one by one.
Once dried, then glued each stripe with its banding, one by one, to a 5mm (0.2”) plywood base.
Then all is matter of tying the wood hardly, so it will not escape away.
Keeping together the miters is another story.
Before gluing the frame, I pass through the 18” drum sander the board. A piece of cake. (I should have made the drum 22” wide. )
Cleaned up the sides inlays.
Then, preparing for finishing. This is the second work I hate as well.
After finished and tidying the shop mess, I took some photos
Thanks for stopping by.
-- Back home. Fernando