Chess Board with open floor

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Project by olegranddad posted 07-17-2012 07:48 PM 2781 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of walnut and maple and pine for the ‘stone wall’. I ripped the pine in two, cut the small slots and glued the top back on to make the mortises. The ‘beams’ go all the way through to the opposite sides and are half-lapped where they meet under the squares. The squares have slots cut in them to sit on the beams. I carved the stones into the wood and then used a wire brush to age them some and then painted them. The finish is poly on the squares and craft paint on the ‘stone’ wall. It was fun to do.

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 07:51 PM

Dude. That is crazy. I am impressed.

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 08:32 PM

Oh so creative, it really makes you want to go to war/play. Well done thanks for posting…BC

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 10:10 PM

Great work. I love the look of the brick wall.

-- Russ

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 07:52 AM

just to cool love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 09:42 AM

Now that is different and very cool! Well done.

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

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 11:51 AM

Very nice Chess Board. I made one like it but it is a box that the pieces can hide in till the enemy appears…

Keep up the good work and the details. Love stuff like that.

-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 11:56 AM

Impressive, well done keep it up

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 05:03 PM

Hah! What a totally unique, creative idea! Seriously – those are tough to come by for any artist!


-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 05:41 PM

I love the castle theme, very original and well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-18-2012 06:36 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 07-18-2012 07:25 PM

Excellent job, excellent ideas!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-19-2012 06:53 PM

A new and unique twist on a cool project.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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