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Project by Alexandre posted 07-16-2012 11:29 PM 1232 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project uploaded to lumberjocks.
So, to celebrate my 200th post and my 50th day on lumberjocks, I decided to make a chessboard.
White cubes: hard maple (oh come on… Blunt planer knives now…) -_-
Black cubes: Walnut
Boarder: cherry
No finish is on it as I never had any around… :P
Sanded to 1000 grit and now it feels smoother than glass.
Any questions, comments welcome!

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 11:51 PM

Very slick chess board, Wow 200 post only 59,187 and you catch up with me :))

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Alexandre

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 11:52 PM

Yup :P The problem is jim, you keep getting more posts and more. so yeah, its gonna be hard…

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 11:54 PM

That is a very nice chess board and table. I’d suggest you do get some finish on it before playing on it as the oil in your skin will get into the wood and discolor it. For having blunt planer knives, you got a super finish with no chip outs on that hard maple!! Good job!

Thanks for sharing. Now you have to make the chess pieces!!!!

............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 02:45 AM

Nice chess board. You did a great job on this.

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Alexandre

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 12:33 PM

Thanks, What finish should I use?

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Alexandre

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 07:42 PM

Oh, and btw, How does WAX feel?

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Kookaburra

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 09:13 PM

A great table – functional AND fun! From your description I am thinking the blocks are the depth of the table top – not laid on top of another piece of wood? I can think of so many places to put a table like this – I may be stealing your idea.

Congrats on 200 – you are bit more talkative than me, but not much. :)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Alexandre

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 09:14 PM

Come on, one more post! And you get 200!
DA DA!

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Alexandre

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 09:15 PM

Oh yeah, And To make it easier, underneath you can rout a small 1/4 inch slot and put a piece of mdf there if you need help laminating the blocks.

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#10 posted 07-19-2012 12:03 PM

Very nice, Can’t wait to see what’s next in the lineup…..

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Alexandre

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#11 posted 07-19-2012 12:05 PM

You’ll see… Its a update to this:

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eddie

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#12 posted 07-19-2012 03:19 PM

thats a great job on the board ,the walnut and maple make it easy to see the squares too

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Alexandre

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#13 posted 07-19-2012 05:17 PM

Thanks Eddie!
I have the finish on, expect to see it soon…

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JL7

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#14 posted 07-19-2012 08:46 PM

Nice job Alex – Time to go get some finish and then start another one….keep it going!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 07-19-2012 09:15 PM

Very nice chessboard table. Very impressive. Looking forward to the upgate & more projects.

Keep this up & you’ll make me look bad. OPPS, too late!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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