Maple and Walnut Chess Board

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So i made this chess board, never made one before and had some extra wood laying around so i thought i’d give it a shot.

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#1 posted 897 days ago

Beautiful chess board ,hard to believe it’s your first nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 897 days ago

Nice job, always fun to make.

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

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#3 posted 897 days ago

thanks guys, the little maple miters dividing the border from the board didn’t come out as clean as i’d like. i guess that’ll come with practice.

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#4 posted 896 days ago

Great chess board.
You will be the only one who would notice the flaws.
Looks great.

What is the plan for the pieces?
A nice looking board calls out for good looking pieces.
May I sugget the traditional style pieces? The Stauton are the classical chess turning pieces with the carved horse for the knight. Are those 2” squares? You will need 3.5 to 4” kings. The pieces should be wieghted too. 3x min 4X is even better.

If you elected to make your pieces those are the attribute to shoot for. The turnings are fairly straight forward. The carving of the knight will be a challenge.

In my case, even if I am not improving, I look good holding the pieces.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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