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Project by Jake Brain posted 347 days ago 645 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chess board is 20” x 20”, solid wood, and the squares are 2” x 2”. The dark squares are American Black Walnut and the light squares are Maple and the border between the squares is Cherry. The border of the board 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. All of the color are natural I used not stain.

-- Jake Brain, Florida





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 347 days ago

Very nice!

-- Art

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 347 days ago

Beautiful job on that board!! I love the vividness of the purple heart. I had some and it was brown!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Roger

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#3 posted 347 days ago

That is some really nicely colored woods. How’d you get that Purple Heart to stay so purple? Thnx in advance

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 347 days ago

Fantastic board!

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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SPalm

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#5 posted 347 days ago

Very nice Mr. Brain.
That is some very nice cutting there.
I am impressed.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jake Brain

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#6 posted 347 days ago

Roger
First I select a good color board.
Be careful not to burn the wood.
I use a compact fluorescent light to brings out the dark purple just before I apply the finish. The compact fluorescent has some Ultraviolet like that bring out the purple.
I also blow out any sanding dust before I apply the finish.
The finish is 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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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 347 days ago

It’s a wonderful board done very nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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eddie

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#8 posted 347 days ago

beautiful board

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 345 days ago

That’s marvelous! Like the contrasting wood colors and the purpleheart trim makes a great accent.

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