Checkmate II

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Project by F40qwerty posted 12-24-2014 02:20 AM 1079 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I made a chessboard as a going away present for a friend of mine in Hawaii. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to build another board. This holiday season gave me the perfect opportunity to get back in the shop. The shop experience was significantly different this time around though – I was only able to work about 20 minutes at a time because it was so cold! After 3 separate 20 minute trips to the (detached) shop, I was able to make all the cuts and plane the pieces I needed. I then brought them inside to stabilize and warm up for the gluing, sanding and finishing. The woods are maple and bubinga for the squares and mahogany for the edging. Hope you like it!

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 07:27 AM

Nice COOL game board…

May you have a wonderful Christmas & New years!

Thank you for sharing!

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 04:07 PM

Simple, but well made and solid. One simply cannot be without a good chess board.

-- Brian Timmons -

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