Need Some help on putting finishing touches on chess board

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Forum topic by kingswoodworking posted 10-07-2015 09:59 PM 408 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2015 09:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chessboard finishing lining question

I have built a chess board with the top hinged to open up into the bottom area to store chess pieces. My question is does anyone know if there is some kind of foam i can put into the bottom that will form to the shape of the pieces when the are pressed into the foam. If anyone has other ideas i would love to hear those as well. I wanted to try and stay away from just putting in dividers, some of my customers do not like the dividers because the pieces move a little bit. Thanks in advance for taking the time to help me.

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 10:42 PM

King, I have not used this company but it looks like they should be able to do whatever you want/need. HTH

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#2 posted 10-08-2015 01:30 AM

Not foam, but I’ve seen papier-mâché used for such purposes. It dries hard and is durable, sandable and paintable, or you could put flocking on it. For something small like chess pieces it could certainly be tedious.

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