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well ive been at it again with a new chess board, this one is made from some really great wood, the squares are made from ambrosia maple and yellow southern heart pine, there 2 1/4 inches square, the boarder wood is mimosa, and its 2 1/2 wide,and i also have a 1/4 strip of walnut up against the board and the corner feet are walnut, the over all size of the board is 23×22 3/4, i always enjoy making a chess board and will put this one up for sale, but if it doesnt sell, im sure i can find a home for it right here, winter is here and some nice games in the evening would suit me just fine..thanks for taking a look. and for any comments you make, thank you…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 601 days ago

Beautiful piece Grizzman. Wish I had time to sit and play a match with you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 601 days ago

What if I want to play checkers????

:D

Grizz – it is beautiful! A treasure to be sure! A pleasure to see your work as always!

Sheila!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 601 days ago

That is beautiful and I see no reason why it wouldnt sell. I like the way the corner feet raise it up like it does. Great job on the woods used and the craftsmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 601 days ago

Beautiful Work! I like the maple and agree with Jay, the corner feet add a nice touch!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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lumberdustjohn

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#5 posted 601 days ago

Beautiful work Griz.
The combination looks great together.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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grizzman

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#6 posted 601 days ago

hey there sheila, checkers would be great, i would rather play that then chess, but..i think some hot chocolate and a game of checkers would be fine with me…come on over…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Don W

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#7 posted 601 days ago

Nice work Grizzman. I was think thing the same thing as Sheila. Then I thought, why not make some checker pieces to go with it?

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JoeyG

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#8 posted 601 days ago

Very nice work Grizz

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 601 days ago

Good job Grizz! How did you lay this up?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 601 days ago

very nice table Grizz.

Are the squares as thick as the board itself or is this veneer on top of a substrate?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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TrBlu

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#11 posted 601 days ago

That is beautiful Grizz. Thanks for sharing.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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grizzman

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#12 posted 601 days ago

hey PurpLev...yes the squares are solid, no veneer here, and mike are you asking how i make it, if so its fairly easy, you glue up a total of 8 pieces and alternate them then after they are dried you cut them to the width you want and then put them together but alternating it so the different color wood is opposite the other..i never really thought about there being a blog on making a chess board, but maybe it would be fun to do one..did i answer your question mike..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#13 posted 601 days ago

well done grizz

i always like your mix of woods
and the design innovations
you bring to these projects

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 601 days ago

This turned out great,now all you need is some chess pieces with little bears for pawns and a grizz for the king and a variation of other bears for all of the other pieces. You did good buddy.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 601 days ago

Nice Grizz.

Lee

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