Chess Board

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Project by Lou posted 2683 days ago 1694 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" (

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#1 posted 2683 days ago

Checkmate. Very well executed.

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#2 posted 2683 days ago

Very nice board.

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#3 posted 2683 days ago

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



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#4 posted 2682 days ago

Good looking job.

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#5 posted 2682 days ago

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 2682 days ago

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 2682 days ago

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

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#8 posted 2682 days ago

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 2682 days ago

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 2682 days ago

Nice finish.

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#11 posted 2182 days ago

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

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