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Project by hoss12992 posted 03-25-2013 04:20 AM 1081 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chess table for my little brother before he went to Afganistan. It is mostly oak, that came from a old oak tree that had blown down in a storm, and used the ole chainsaw mill to start the milling process for the lumber. The walnut also came from another down tree on the farm. The Curely maple came from a sawmill close to our farm. The chess pieces are made in a small village in Russia, and are hand painted by the elder ladies there. I think it turned out alright.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn





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eddie

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 06:16 AM

great looking chess board and set like the bow ties

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 06:45 AM

Thanks Eddie

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 10:42 AM

Once again SUPER workmanship! You;ve really got and artistic tallent to go along with your woodworking.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 11:38 AM

Great set and post thanks for sharing. Would you be willing to share a link to your source for the pieces?

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 01:40 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 02:24 PM

Did the chess table go with him to the mideast? And, since you can turn rather well, I’m sure you turned those fancy legs?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 02:29 PM

That is one very nice chess table. Very nice work and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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hoss12992

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 09:17 PM

Thank yall for all the kind words.

Rick- Here is a link to the Themed Chess pieces page. The quality is 2nd to none. Im sure the have much cheaper chess sets, but also have the high end pieces too. The set in these pics, are larger, and much heavier than one would think. The king is 4 1/2” tall” They are good folks to deal with. I have a few Civil War chess tables to do, and a Native American table. I will be ordering those pieces from them as well.
http://www.chesshouse.com/theme_chess_sets_s/81.htm

Russell- Thanks buddy, he was not able to take it with him, it stayed at Mom’s while he was overseas. I did turn the leg for this table, thanks

Jack- Thank you

Charles- Thank you

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 10:50 PM

beautiful chess table. It looks great. I like the thin walnut banding, that’s a nice touch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 12:18 AM

Thanks Peter

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 02:05 AM

Turned out alright ,that’s an understatement .
I see very precise and crisp workmanship .
Well done Hoss and love the chess set .

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 03:03 AM

Thanks Kiefer much appreciated

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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