My Chess Table

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Project by USAFPOL posted 10-14-2012 11:08 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone! This is my first project to post here, so please be kind:-) I started out out making just the board, but decided, what the hell, let me try a table and I’m glad I did. I used walnut and maple and liked it so much, I’m into making another one from purple heart and maple. The only issue I’m having is what is the best way to attach the pedestal to the bottom of the board…open to suggestions. Thanks and glad to be a part of this site!


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#1 posted 10-15-2012 02:23 AM

A chess table is one of those things I have wanted since I was a kid. I hope if I build one it turns out this nice.

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 06:27 AM

You have produced a fine piece of wood work and look forward to seeing more

-- Bryan

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 04:31 PM

Traditional way to mount one of these on a pedestal is to turn a round piece about 1/4 to 1/3 as wide as the top and about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick with the thickness tapering down towards the edges in a wavy pattern to make it more attractive. A round tenon cut on top of the pedestal and a matching hole in the center of the mounting plate and a few screws to hold the plate to the top while the glue dries and you’re all set. What’s next? Pawn to Queen’s Bishop 4.


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#4 posted 10-21-2012 04:01 AM

Thanks Big, appreciate the info and help. I’m actually making the same table but with purple heart and maple, should have it done next weekend. Thanks again.

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