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Project by cgm_md posted 02-19-2014 07:03 PM 644 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a wedding gift for a friend. Had it run through a panel sander after final glue up to ensure flatness. Finished with wipe on poly.

Thanks for any constructive criticism.





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jstefan

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 07:13 PM

looks great! I’m going to start one very soon, should (hopefully) look very similar to yours.

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 11:48 PM

wow, it turned out great, the finish looks nice, great work

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TheeWoodShed

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 11:53 PM

What’s the dimensions? Looks beautiful!

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cgm_md

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 02:19 PM

Thanks. The squares are 1.75” and the entire board is about 16×16.

I’ve always found the 2.25” tournament sized boards to be annoying large for casual play, but that’s just my opinion.

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VarnellWoodworks

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 02:12 AM

This looks great.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 02:29 PM

It looks great, like the size and the wood colors really pop with the finish. It’s a great gift for a friend. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 02:31 PM

You did a fine job on this chessboard. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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