Octagon Gaming Table #2: Chess board

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Blog entry by Roger Gaborski posted 03-06-2010 05:35 PM 4166 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I have purchased all the lumber necessary for construction of the table. I decided to make the chess board first. I first cut strips of maple and walnut to approximately 3/8” thick on the bandsaw.

To minimize slippage during gluing I glued up each pair individually,

Followed by cleaning up some of the glue and then gluing all the strips together,

I then cut the glued up board and flipped every other strip to form the chess board.

Here’s a close up of the chess board. Each square is 2 1/4”

In the next phase of the project I will construct the maple table top and route out a section for the chess board

-- Roger

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 08:08 PM

this is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing completion.

-- RKWoods

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