Chess Board

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Project by Greg posted 05-21-2011 05:00 AM 1443 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess board is made of 2-1/4” maple and walnut squares glued to a 1/4” piece of plywood. The raised field is surrounded by a narrow piece of mahagany. The mahogany is surrounded by walnut. I cut the squares using a method described in Woodsmith magazine (vol. 22 / no. 132). I finished the board using several coats of shelac and a coat of wax.
I built this board with no end use in mind…just wanted to build a smaller project. I have about 5-6 hrs in the construction of the board and many hours with the finish.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 05:10 AM

Nice design and build.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 05:14 AM

Very nice, rich and warm look that’s hard to beat.

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 05:09 AM

Nice stain finish Greg.

I love chessboards

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 09:03 AM

It would look great as an inlay on a small mahogany table. Excellent work !

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