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Project by kansas posted 05-11-2012 12:31 AM 1426 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a checkerboard. Maple and walnut. 2”x2” squares. Box dimensions roughly 2 1/2” x 16”. I added a 4” recess on 2 sides to get a hold of the top. Top just sits in the rabbeted box sides. Splines add strength and a little detail to the mitered corners of the box. I finished the top with laquer and the box with amber shellac. The look of the amber shellac isn’t my favorite but I only had enough laquer to do the top. I just made 1 1/2” squares for the checkers from some scrap. They are not in the picture.

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:13 AM

Nice work and slick idea for storing game pieces.

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 12:15 PM

Great looking checkerboard, I like the storage feature as well, nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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