Chess Board

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Project by Ronald Coone posted 06-03-2011 07:08 AM 1569 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chessboard is made of solid walnut and maple and finished with Danish oil. No veneers were used to make this chess board. The square are made of 1/2 inch pieces and are left visible underneath as to show the solid construction. The border is made using a layering process then routed to give a decorative profile and separate the colors.

The chessboard pictured is 13 7/8 square and 1 inch tall. The individual squares are 1 9/16 square.

-- Ronald Coone, Florida,

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 07:35 AM

Very nice Chessboard Ronald. You can see you put allot of time into it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 07:35 AM

Nice looking board and interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 08:32 AM

Hello Ronald

A beautiful piece

I love It

I must do one like that in the future
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 05:49 PM

It’s a wonderful chessboard and you did a fine job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 05:10 AM

neat board and thanks for the base,,,i have a chess board in the shop but couldnt figure out how i wanted to make the base——now i know—-thank you

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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