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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 03-14-2010 03:59 PM 1324 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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03-14-2010 03:59 PM

Yesterday, I posted my latest box project, and a lot of people asked about how the pattern on the top and bottom was done. It is really just a variation on a chess board, made by the method shown in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKPs7lrucQ

The only difference is that when I did the final glue up I let the colors overlap rather than aligning them corner-to-corner. Then I cut rectangles for the box top and bottom out at a skewed angle to make the pattern “lean”.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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SKFrog16

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 05:17 PM

Very interesting pattern Charlie. Missed this in projects, but it is stunning in its visual affect.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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bigike

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 05:21 PM

nice work, sounds simple!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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sharad

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 05:38 PM

Now people will understand that it is not an inlay. The vedeo is so nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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mmh

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 05:49 PM

Nice project. Thanks for the video tip.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Allison

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 07:09 PM

Yes. It definitely caught my eye yesterday. And it looks just as great today as it did yesterday LOL!!! Great work as usual!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Karson

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 11:07 PM

Very good Charlie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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JimArnoldChess

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 06:33 PM

good video… Charlie, I think my game would be much improved if I used a board similar to your design on your latest project. Lots of interest, very sharp looking!!!

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 06:41 PM

Nice Design !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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