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Project by Bill posted 12-04-2012 01:49 AM 2536 views 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boards are done in maple, walnut, and cherry. Found a good write up on how to do these.

They are pretty slick to make, and in making one, you end up with two. One to keep, one to give away. The only thing I could add is start with fairly thick boards, if possible.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 02:40 AM


-- Joel

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 04:20 AM

I have to make some of these soon ! Yours look great : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 07:17 AM

Looks cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 08:30 AM

Great work!

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 04:08 PM

I will bet you had a smile on your face the whole time you were making these :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 06:32 PM

I read your link … I looked at your work …. I am enthused. ... Now off to the shop.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 09:44 PM

I’ve made those before, but never thought of curving the outside edges.

That is so cool. Nice job!

-- -- Don from PA

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 01:51 AM

looks like a great deal of curvy wood

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 03:36 AM

Those look great. Is that a think strip of Cherry between every “checker board”? If so, how did you cut the strip? Did you “joint” it and how did you overcome the “spring action?

Reason I ask is I tried making one of these ahile ago, but the spring action of the strip simply turned my board into a game of 52-card pickup before everything was clamped completely.

Awesome work!!!

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 04:51 AM

you are really talented


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#11 posted 12-05-2012 06:00 PM

Looks awsom!Too funny!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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