|Project by JT23325||posted 09-27-2012 06:53 PM||1068 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This Chess/Checker table was made back in 03 for my son in efforts to keep from finding pieces scattered throughout the house. It helped substantially but I still managed to find pieces from time to time. It has been buried in the spare room and I recently rediscovered it and though I would share.
The top is solid walnut and hard maple; it has a 1/8” piece of Lexan that fits perfectly in the raised border to protect the wood form… Well everything…. The inlay was my first attempt at making my own, and though it turned out pretty well there were several lessons learned in the process. I have since had a few equipment upgrades that have made subsequent efforts easier and more efficient. The pedestal is recycled from and old table I found alongside the road, (one of those odd pieces we have had in our shops for years with the intention of using someday) at the time I did not have a lathe big enough to make one out of oak, and looking back I would have been better off ebonizing the pedestal and using 4 feet instead of 3.
These photos are after having been moved and abused since 2003 and still brings a smile to my face..
-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes