Folding Chess board and Chess piece box

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Project by Jimboe posted 06-16-2008 03:54 PM 2304 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Board is made with curly maple and zebra veneers. The rim is made from puruvian walnut .

This is my first carving and it was fun . The letters are JD.

The box when open is divided in the center .The box is done with dovetails on a jig.

Hope yall like

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#1 posted 06-16-2008 03:56 PM

Looks great! Very nice choice of woods.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 04:05 PM

Fantastic job all the way around!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-16-2008 04:31 PM

Very nice, I love you choice of woods as well.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 06:49 PM

Wonderful details, the grain in the veneer is awesome. Great first shot at carving too! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#5 posted 06-16-2008 07:01 PM


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#6 posted 06-16-2008 09:38 PM

Very nice,Fantastic job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 06-16-2008 10:21 PM

Love the combinations of wood.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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#8 posted 06-17-2008 12:31 AM

Wow, the combination of curly maple with the zebra wood is terrific. They compliment each other very well. Great job.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 06-17-2008 02:52 AM

I like the Maple! Something to be proud of.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 06-17-2008 02:55 AM

Really nice! I’ve been wanting to tackle something like this. How did you join the rim?

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#11 posted 06-17-2008 02:57 AM

I agree… WOW!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 06-17-2008 04:15 AM

Beautiful wood grain and execution. I like your carving also.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 06-17-2008 05:41 PM

Great design and colors. Nice box too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 06-29-2008 05:13 AM

Very nice work, the contrasts stand out nicely with out being a distraction.

I like it :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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