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Forum topic by mark84 posted 09-21-2015 01:38 AM 417 views 1 time favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2015 01:38 AM

I’ve eyed up this great project by olegranddad here

I thought this looks great, it’s very pretty and I wanted to make my own version of it, similar but with a lower profile and smaller height differences between each square.

After reading his brief description about using plywood spacers I figured the easiest way for me to achieve this effect is using my cnc router. I’ve milled out a MDF platform for each of the 64 pieces to stand at their heights, which looks like it should work.

However I’m having some doubts about wood movement, I assume the mdf base with the 5/8 inches wood (beech and walnut) on top (grain running same direction) should be pretty stable and act like one big piece of wood-(though correct me if i’m wrong) but what about the framing, on olegranddads example it looks like face grain glued to side grain… however i’m worried about the durability of this- when I add my thin sheets of walnut (1/8th”) round the permitter of the chess board isn’t there a good chance it’ll move/warp?

Thanks in advance for any help with my question.

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