Chess board - American Black Walnut and Maple

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Project by Jake Brain posted 01-28-2013 01:18 AM 1042 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess board was a commissioned piece it is 20” x 20”, solid wood, the squares are 2” x 2”. The dark squares are American Black Walnut and the light squares are Maple. The border is Cherry with Purplehart trim. The feet are American Black Walnut 1” x 1”. I used Splines on all of the end grain joints and around the boarder. Finished with two coats of M. L. Campbell Satin Krystal which is post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system which is Water white and non-yellowing.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 03:10 AM

Nicely done very elegant.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 04:42 PM

Great looking and classy chess board, great wood combo, finish and the trim.


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#3 posted 01-28-2013 05:13 PM

That’s a great looking chessboard. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 11:14 PM

Those wood combos really make this board very elegant IMO. Nicely done. I really like that strip o Purpleheart in there. Super nice, all the way around.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 09:56 PM

Just oozes accuracy and excellent craftmanship.

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#6 posted 01-31-2013 01:08 AM

beautiful chess board

-- Greg Simon

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