Chess Board and Pieces (Peruvian Walnut & Curly Maple)

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Project by MontanaBob posted 08-08-2011 04:41 PM 2906 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for my 15 year old Grandson. It’s Peruvian Walnut & Curly Maple….The play area is 16×16 I used dowels and gorilla glue…The only scews were used help hold the pulls. Finish is wipe on poly (semi-gloss) over Zar sanding sealer The pieces are Walnut & Fir…Play on.

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 05:04 PM

The pieces are really cool. Did you use a plan for them?

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 05:28 PM

Vin, the pieces were cut using a pattern from Steve Good at Scrollsaw Workshop. com

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 06:47 PM

very nice looking chess! love it.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 06:56 PM

Thanks! He has some awesome patterns.

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#6 posted 08-08-2011 07:15 PM

Stunning work! I love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 08:58 PM

Wow! Just beautiful, both design and execution.

-- Smitty

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 12:25 PM

Wonderful! It is something that your Grandson will be able to treasure.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#9 posted 08-09-2011 01:54 PM

This is a beautiful chess set and board. Nice work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 07:22 PM

Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 03:53 PM

I love everything about this set…. the design of the board and the pieces. Excellent craftmanship! This is my first time seeing your site. It is indeed a real pleasure. Wally

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