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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 713 days ago 1089 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I was working on a faucet for my favorite customer , Mrs. Hoang, and she asked me if I could make her a hard board with a frame around it so she could make a solid Chinese Chess game board. She and her husband play a lot and she had this hard to use plastic folded sheet and a cardboard game board that she painted to resemble the real thing. So I built her this board last night with an oak frame and a hardboard insert that is removable for her to draw it out on.
I think she really liked it. I told her I would take her picture with it and it will be around the world before the day is done!!
The 5th shot is how one side of a Chinese Chess board is set up with the king, protectors, cannons and knights, etc..

I just added a 6th photo after she finished the painting…................Jim

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 713 days ago

Crazy man!

Never saw that before… Looks like they play on the Lines instead of the Spaces…

It’s nice that you could spread a little Cheer to the world!

Good for you!

Great Job! ... LOL

Glad she’s happy…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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JAGWAH

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Cool, I’ll have to look that one up.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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rdwile

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Better get prepared to make her some chess pieces as well….

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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degoose

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#4 posted 713 days ago

One for the different project club…nicely done..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Doe

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#5 posted 713 days ago

I really like it and I hope they enjoy it. Send regards from Canada to Mr. and Mrs. Hoang.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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peteg

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#6 posted 713 days ago

The man of many tallents does it aginn :: ))
well done Jim
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#7 posted 713 days ago

Nicely done…...Jim !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 713 days ago

Another display of your talents Jim, when do you sleep mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 713 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. this was a simple one!
Larry, I I had your laser, I could have lasered the whole board for her including the Chinese letters that are on the original fold up pattern!
Joe, I was thinking the same thing. She set up all the pieces on the intersections and not in the squares like I would have done!
Richard, luckily she has them- they are round like checkers for that game!

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

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harry1

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#10 posted 713 days ago

I reckon that you are one of those guys who only needs a couple of hours sleep Jim, how else could you fit everything into a normal day.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 712 days ago

G’day, Harry. I stay up as late as I need to get the job for tomorrow done. I have been in the barn at 2:00 AM
..........Jim

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

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 712 days ago

Way to go Jim, you do it all!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Roger

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#13 posted 712 days ago

Git-er-done Jim. Very good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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mafe

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#14 posted 710 days ago

What a wonderful woman.
Lovely drawing she made.
Lovely frame Jim.
I can see the smiles on their faces as they play.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Rustic

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#15 posted 709 days ago

nice job Jim

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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