Maple and Walnut Chess Board

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Project by ComradeNorgren posted 02-07-2012 10:37 AM 4023 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 02-07-2012 04:35 PM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 04:40 PM

Nice job, always fun to make.

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 06:57 PM

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 02-08-2012 01:09 AM

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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