Chess board. #7: Progress on the border...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-11-2010 10:18 PM 7674 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here be a few photographs on a border design for one of the chess boards.

This board is NSW Rosewood and Camphor Laurel

The border was made by cutting triangles of NSW Rosewood and Silver Ash and laminating them between strips of Camphor Laurel and Queensland Maple..alternating the colors..

Then it was a matter of making a lip in some Rosewood and glueing the Triangular feature to the solid rosewood and mitre cutting the corners… this is actually harder than you might think…
I forgot to make sure that the triangles did not move too much thereby making the lengths different.
You will see in the following photo that the white triangles do not quite line up… oh well something new I have learned to be aware of..

I am thinking of adding yet another layer of Camphor on the outside of the frame..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 11:22 PM

its a beauty…love the whole thing…i do however think that adding more might be to much…just a thought…what you have on there now is really nice….keep plugin away mate…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 11:46 PM

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 11:47 PM

definitely starts to look degoosy! real nice Larry. with it finished it should look magnificent.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 12:14 AM

Larry, you certainly do believe in going the extra mile!! This would have been a gorgeous board without the border. But the additional work really pays dividends and makes this a unique board. I am looking forward to seeing it with a finish on it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 12:19 AM

Nice work, Larry.

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 01:35 AM

This border shows real imagination. One very creative idea Larry.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 02:32 AM

Nice looking Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 03:39 AM

Nice chess board Larry.

-- wchips

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 03:50 AM

Looking great Larry! I would go for the extra layer – not that you asked my opinion ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 04:27 AM

OOhh, very nice! I gives it a southwest style to it.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 04:45 AM

Well done Larry now will have to call you Check Mate Larry…lol …BC

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#12 posted 11-12-2010 05:58 AM

Here’s an idea, on the back of a chess board make a backgammon board. Double the fun.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 11-12-2010 11:04 AM

I think it looks great Larry I like the way you match the triangles at the corners by making the infills

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#14 posted 11-12-2010 10:47 PM

Nice work, you could put a picture or something on the other side so it could be hung on the wall when not in use….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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