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Project by Ken Reed posted 12-21-2013 09:49 PM 862 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small chess table in ribbon stripe African mahogany, Big Leaf Oregon maple, claro walnut, purpleheart.

I cut and glued up the chess board, then routed a recess in the tabletop and let the chessboard into it.

Finished in shellac with Waterlox topcoat.





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 10:00 PM

That is a really exceptional chess table. I thought it was veneered at first, but I like the solid stock with inlay even better. I’ll bet that thing catches the light really well with all the chatoyant wood figure.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 11:56 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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SPalm

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 12:23 AM

Incredible workmanship.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TheeWoodShed

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 12:28 AM

Beautiful board… may I ask how tall your table is? Did you add drawers? I have a large board done, but looking at this makes me want to finish it into a table.

Great job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Ken Reed

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 12:55 AM

TheeWoodShed; the top is 21” square and it is 25” tall. I think it’s too small, personally, but I built it for a friend and he requested these dimensions. No drawer, so the table is quite light, visually and in weight, with the open aprons.

Thanks for everybody’s kind comments and encouragement.

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 03:02 AM

Impressive workmanship! Love the game too!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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sgmdwk

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 03:19 AM

That is a gorgeous piece! Well done.

-- Dave K.

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 03:23 AM

Quite a stunner. I approve.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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MontanaBob

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 10:22 AM

Outstanding

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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jim65

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 12:15 PM

Well done! Great wood.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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GenerationWW

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 01:33 PM

I live the Mahogany strips, looks great!

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 02:58 PM

You did a fine job on this game table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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makeCNC

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#13 posted 12-22-2013 04:01 PM

great work I have been a chess player for many years now I want a table like that :)

-- Paul Campbell www.makecnc.com

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TheWoodfather

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#14 posted 12-23-2013 08:32 PM

Just wow, this is so beautiful.

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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