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My 1st Chess Set Adventure

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Project by LocoCereal posted 228 days ago 626 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a chessboard. The project started off as just a chessboard and ended up getting bigger. I ended up designing and making the chessboard with storage box that has two drawers to store all of the pieces. I have not finished the project entirely, I’m still debating as to which finish I would like to use.
The dovetail joints were my first attempt as well. I made these using my new scroll saw.

The chess pieces will be posted at a later date, as I am in progress of cutting each of the pieces with the scroll saw. Each piece was designed by me as well.





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HerbC

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#1 posted 228 days ago

Great progress.

I look forward to seeing the completed project.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Jake

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#2 posted 228 days ago

I love the dovetails, I did not have the nerve to try and make these for my chessboard I am building. What woods did you use for the squares?

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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LocoCereal

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#3 posted 227 days ago

The wood is pine. I have had the pieces sitting around for several years. They were supposed to be used for shelves. So the gold coloring is more from the sun/aging. The red color is just a water based dye, I think its barn red. I have put several coats of danish oil on the board. The rest is pine that I bought recently.
The dovetails… I practiced on several scrap pieces first. I wanted a bit of a challenge. I don’t have many fancy tools so I find other ways to make something using what I have on hand. The scroll saw worked great to cut them. It took a bit of thinking to figure out the angles and how to cut them.

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HsMichael

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#4 posted 206 days ago

This is a great piece of work. I really like the dovetails, you’ve done a fantastic job.

-- http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelsscrollsaw/

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