|Project by Jake||posted 01-12-2014 07:09 PM||757 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Hey all, finally finished my first ever chess board and delivered it yesterday. You can read about the full process in my blog. Was a great learning experience, probably my most complicated project I have tackled so far. Luckily I had the audacity to do it even though I did not have the skills needed initially. but thanks to the awesome community here I made it happen. :) Also, the recipient was very pleased, which was an added bonus.
This project is made of Sapele Mahagony and oak, I don’t know what oak specifically, but it was a lot lighter than the ones I have used previously. Tools used were a TS, hand held router, handplanes and a ROS.
Main things I learnt:
1. How to use a handplane (I am an addict now…)
2. Don’t put your hands too close to a tablesaw…
3. Trust your fellow LJ’s suggestions
4. Take time to finish, if you think it will take 1 week, schedule at least 2 weeks
5. How to hide my mistakes
Most difficult part was the finishing because I did not allocate enough time, I will post more about it in my last entry to the blog in a few days.
Again, thank you all for your help throughout my blog, would have been very difficult if not impossible to get there without your help! You guys are awesome!!
BTW, this is what I started with:
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.