|Project by Don||posted 09-25-2012 10:34 AM||2622 views||15 times favorited||19 comments|
I made this interesting chess board after coming across a site on the web from a business that produces these. I was actually researching another project at the time.
I made this to hang in a hallway at work, basically to advertise my work, trying to drum up a little business and to let people know I do more than just cutting boards.
The chess board is made from Bubinga and Curly Maple and the frame is from Cedar. The chess pieces sit on Lexan ‘shelves’. Two markers show ‘Last Move’ and of course, ‘Check’. Pieces removed from the board can either sit on top of the frame (1 1/4” thick) or in the bag they are currently in (not shown). I routed 3 grooves in the frame (half lapped joinery) just to spruce it up a bit.
As this is going to be in a very public (work public) place, I didn’t want to take a chance of anything happening to a expensive chess set so I purchased an inexpensive set to use.
Hopefully it will garner some interest.
Thanks for dropping by…..Don
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca