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Blog entry by Maclegno posted 01-19-2010 02:44 AM 1404 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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A couple of chess boards I made in the past
Chess 1

the wood was some scrap I had I don’t know what it is, the black squares are coloured with matt black auto paint and the stringing is Aluminium strip, the base is scrap chipboard
Chess 1


Chess 1

Chess 2

The squares are Walnut and Mahogany, the stringing maybe Ayous, the base is scrap chipboard
Chess 2

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 02:47 AM

Great job, saving all your scrap well wood is expensive. lol

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 04:25 AM

Very good work…that must have taken a while to do the glue up.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 12:32 PM

Looks great, and unusual with the aluminum strips. The black paint worked very well too. You are not the only one to have black wood with aluminum strips. Great minds think alike? When we put in a new fireplace oven recently I had to add a few rows of bricks to the top of the fire wall for it to be legal. My bricklaying was a little off so the ends were a little uneven. Since we wanted the black shelf at the end, I needed a straight surface for it to butt against. My solution was to use an aluminum 90 degree profile. We don’t have pink walls! it’s the camera. They are peach, just do everyone knows!


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 04:49 PM

Thanks for the remarks. I’m glad you don’t have pink walls, it seems so un-Norwegian

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 05:13 AM

Nice Work! The aluminum edging and the auto paint is distinctive and striking in its contrast!

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