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Chess - Checker Box

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Project by LarryL posted 04-05-2013 10:48 PM 1014 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

I haven’t posted here in a long time as I usually hang-out on another forum in the Hand Tools section. The last couple years I have been trying to acquire and learn how to use/maintain/restore old planes and saws mostly. Old chisels are hard to find in my area. Most of my projects are boxes as it lets me apply most of the jointery of furniture but on a much smaller scale. This is mostly because (1) I only have a 16’ x 20’ shop, (2) I get most of my wood in the cut-off pile of a local cabinet shop, so most of my wood is <4 ft, and (3) I find that making something as small as a box is better hand tool jointery practice than building a furniture size carcass and drawers.

Thanks for looking,
Larry

-- Have answers, need the right questions.





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grenger

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 12:38 AM

Nice work.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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John

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 02:18 AM

Thats beautiful Larry good job.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 04-06-2013 11:29 AM

Looks great! Its not possible that there is a better web page than here to hang out in LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-06-2013 01:44 PM

Very nice chess/checker board and a wonderful place to keep the game pieces. 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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SFLTim

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#5 posted 04-06-2013 02:25 PM

Larry, that’s really a nice piece. A lot of detail with all of the individual chess pieces as well. What types of word are used for the top? It almost look acrylic. Great job.

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LarryL

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#6 posted 04-06-2013 03:36 PM

Thanks to all for the nice comments, as you can tell by the date of the pictures this is something I made quite some time back but I have never posted it on a forum and thought it would be good for my first project post on Lumberjocks. I also made a small pedestal table for it to set on but I couldn’t find a picture of them together.

SFL Tim: It is a stone(marble ?) board and pieces that I got back in 1985 on a visit to the Davis mountains of Texas, but it was made in Mexico.

Ken90712: “Looks great! Its not possible that there is a better web page than here to hang out in LOL”

Ken I expect I will be on this board more in the future, but I have lurked the “Hand Tools” section of Woodnet because there are some very Knowledgeable old tool collectors/restorers there.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 02:38 PM

Wow! That chess board is awesome! Very skillful, made of stones. Like also the pieces and the storage underneath. It will be a great heirloom piece for sure.

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