Double Nickel Chess Ensemble

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Project by Alan Young posted 140 days ago 847 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chess board with 2” squares in Sapele and Maple with a border in Cherry, Walnut and gilded molding. Table is Sapele with gilded molding. Four 1959 nickels are inlaid in the corners as they are the birth year of the recipient my Twin Brother Larry. Drawers are Walnut and Maple with hand made Brass Pulls.We are the first of two sets of twin boys. We will be 55 in April hence the “Double Nickel” theme

Drawers in Walnut and Bird’s eye Maple with shop made Brass pulls.

Drawers are lined with red felt.

I have a second Chess Set for this ensemble. The first shown here was made for this presentation. The other set is made from cold rolled steel. I turned this set nearly 35 years ago. This set is finished in Enamel.

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#1 posted 140 days ago

that is some gorgeous work!

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#2 posted 140 days ago

Now that’s cool. I can tell a lot of thought went into that.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#3 posted 140 days ago

O <—— like button.

I just pushed it!

-- mark

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#4 posted 140 days ago


Absolutely Gorgeous Piece Of Work!! You are to be Commended for the time & effort you put into this Project.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#5 posted 140 days ago

thanks, Allen

-- mark

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#6 posted 139 days ago

Very awesome build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 139 days ago


-- 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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#8 posted 139 days ago

I agree with the other. Superb work!!!!

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#9 posted 139 days ago

great work, your craftsmanship shines through.

-- Bill, SW Florida

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#10 posted 133 days ago

Amazing work, it shows great talent and skills to make that fantastic chess set.

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#11 posted 133 days ago

Thanks everyone!

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