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Custom Engraved Purpleheart Checker Board

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Project by Jacob Fuhrer posted 09-08-2013 09:40 PM 1510 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The squares are made of Cherry and Purpleheart with a Walnut trim. Each end is laser engrave both mine and my girlfriend’s names. After my final sanding I let it sit for a week for the Purplheart to return to a deep purple color then i finished it with several coats or shellac then a wipe of denatured alcohol to smooth it out.The pieces were cut out with a hole saw and engraved with, of course, purple hearts and cherries. :)





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Bsmoot

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 11:22 PM

that is nice how long did it take you to make it

-- Bryant north carolina

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 11:37 PM

Excellent work. I like the choice of contrasting woods.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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Jacob Fuhrer

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 11:45 PM

Thank you, I would say it took about a week because i did it in school. i had to let the glue dry over night then come back the next day and glue the next part and let that sit over night, ect ect

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 02:12 AM

very nice. great job!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 04:58 PM

Nice work, have made a few of these as well.

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

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#6 posted 09-12-2013 02:17 PM

Lovely board! Pretty design and wood colors. Cool and fun project. Well done!

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#7 posted 09-12-2013 02:20 PM

This is so nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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