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Posted on Good woods for chess board + advice for construction?

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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 12:06 AM

I have made a few chess boards and learned not to mix hardwood and softwood to form the squares. I have done some in softwoods (Pine and Cedar) and some in hardwoods,( Walnut and Poplar) but if you mix them up, keeping them sanded evenly is a bit hard to do. Softwood sands much easier than the hardwood. I ended up with a wavy surface! UGH! Liv and learn (If you are paying attention) <grin>

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