Chess Board

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Project by Dusty Sonnier posted 04-27-2013 01:40 AM 2880 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first stab at a chess board. I ended up donating this one to a kid’s chess club for an auction to raise money for a trip to a chess tournament. It is made from walnut frame, with maple and oak for the board.
Now I need to learn how to turn to make the pieces, it just doesn’t look right with those cheap plastic pieces on there. ;)

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 03:06 AM

Thats cool! never thought of a vertical chess board before

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 02:31 PM

Very interesting, great way to have a game go on for a few days and not be in the way. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 07:09 AM

My wife has been after me for months to make a vertical chess board, this one is very well done.


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#4 posted 04-28-2013 09:57 AM

It is a lovely job. It would be nice to have permission from the designer and owner of the copyright to make this. I do. Not trying to be negative but if someone comes up with a great idea he/she has the right to own it under western law

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 02:19 PM

Beautiful chess board and a great frame as well. Cool to play and display in any wall. Superb work!

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 05:12 PM

Very cool… Love the idea of playing a game vertically… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 11:25 PM

I really like your take on the design!

Great work.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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