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Project by Lou posted 03-26-2007 05:36 AM 1781 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chess board that i constructed as a side project. its made of birch and walnut, and has two coats of sanding sealer, and 2 of laquer. i still havn’t made the chess pieces due to not having a lathe. i hope to spend some time and make some, but for now, im just ordering a set of chess pieces from rockler.

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)





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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-26-2007 05:37 AM

Checkmate. Very well executed.

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#2 posted 03-26-2007 05:38 AM

Very nice board.

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#3 posted 03-26-2007 05:41 AM

Nice job, I love the way you treated the outside edge with the triangular cuts. Great looking chess board!

Corey

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#4 posted 03-26-2007 12:26 PM

Good looking job.

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Chip

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#5 posted 03-26-2007 03:05 PM

Very nice indeed. I like the extra space all around rather then stopping the board at the edge of the playing field like some boards do. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 03-26-2007 03:35 PM

Very cool! I need to try making another one to correct the mistakes on my first attempt. By the way, Lee Valley offers a set of chess pieces for like $8. I was very pleased and couldn’t believe how cheap they were.

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

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#7 posted 03-26-2007 04:18 PM

Just cut a few circles and call it a checkers board. Great looking board either way.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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#8 posted 03-26-2007 04:48 PM

The chess board looks really good. All of the squares seem to fit perfectly. Are you going to make your own chess pieces or are you going to buy them?

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#9 posted 03-27-2007 03:03 AM

nice board, glad to see you kept going outside the normal edge… perhaps some “rules modification” to add to the playing field ;)

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#10 posted 03-27-2007 04:56 AM

Nice finish.

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#11 posted 08-07-2008 04:04 PM

Looks great and as the others have said , the edge treatment is awesome : )

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