|Project by rustfever||posted 06-20-2011 04:31 AM||1395 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My 2 Grandsons just spent a week in the shop with me. Jonathan, 17 yo, wanted to make a chess board for his father’s Fathers Day gift. These are the results.
The board is constructed of Claro Walnut and Eastern Hard Raok Maple. All joints are glued using biscuits.
The Calro Walnut was highly figured and selected for figure. The surround was made as a picutre frame with an accent piece about .175” wide. Over all the board is about 19” x 19” X .75”
Finish was the HUT system.
Jonathan worked long hours making sure all of the elements were very precise.
This was Jonathan’s first experience in woodworking. I would say his results were spectactular and should be rated at 9.999
Grandad [aka Ira]
PS… I just recieve a phone call from Dad who was taken away with the beauty and fit of the board.
-- Rustfever, Central California