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Project by WoodShopGirl5 posted 06-27-2011 11:04 PM 1695 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this project in my advanced wood shop class in highschool. It has individual compartments for each piece in the drawer. It also has a laser engraved owl on the drawer side that slides out. It was hard work for only my 4th project but i love it :]

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 11:15 PM

Looks very nice! I am currently designing a Wahoo board (similar to Aggravation or Chinese Checkers) for some friends for a Christmas gift. I would like to put in a drawer to store the the marbles. Nice work!

-- Tom in Spring Branch

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 11:45 PM

nice project!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 12:05 AM

Really nice looking. What type of wood is it?

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 01:12 AM

A chess board is not easy. Great job!

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

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 02:17 AM

Great project Woodshopgirl5. I really like the compartment below to store the chess pieces. Woodshop class in high school was my 2nd home. Many Many moons ago!!!!!!!!! Welcome to LJ’S. I know you will have fun and learn a great deal. I do!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 02:36 AM

geeze…wish my advanced woodshop class in high school was that advanced

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 03:57 AM

Thanks for all the comments! I used maple and walnut wood and then poplar for the dividers inside. And then our school bought a laser engraver do we use it all the time. It’s awesome! I’m pretty sure it costed around 40,000! Now I’m just debating on what to make this year… I’ll be a junior. Any ideas?

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 06:46 AM

Very nice job.

Make the pieces (your own design) this year.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 07:16 AM

Nicely done! I really like the owl, but am I seeing lettering to the right of it?

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 07:36 AM

Great job well done!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 06-28-2011 08:05 AM

That is a great looking chess set….I always lose at chess …..

Did you rember to put some checkers in that fancy drawer???? :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 09:17 AM

Hello WoodShopGirl5

A nicely and beautiful piece

A great job

I agree with David : Make your own pieces will be you future project

Thanks for sharing

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

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#13 posted 06-28-2011 11:11 AM

Very impressive.
A chess board is not an easy project for a beginner.
Well done.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#14 posted 06-28-2011 11:22 AM

That is a wonderful chessboard.
I especially love the drawer idea so you can store the pieces inside.
You have done a exelent job.
I suggest you try making a chair, perhaps a shaker chair, the you get to do the seat also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 06-28-2011 03:23 PM

Very nice chess board. The storage drawer is a great idea.

I designed and built an Oak desk for my high school advanced working project. That was what my mom wanted and she was paying for all of the materials. I was happy to make it for her. It’s been 34 years and she’s still using it and loving it. She says every time she sits down at her desk she has happy memories of me making it for her.

Make it something special to you.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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