Checker Board

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Project by rickf16 posted 12-25-2014 01:47 AM 1086 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to “help” her make a checker board for her boyfriend for a Christmas present. Not feeling comfortable with letting her run a table saw by herself, I figured I better do the “heavy lifting”, so to speak! Made the same way as an end grain cutting board. Cherry and maple, wrapped with 1” wide cherry. I made a simple box of walnut to hold the pieces. She wanted a Bible verse engraved on the sides and it turned out better than I expected. Now, I could not end this post without a huge “Thank You” to Pat Harris. I was in need of a drum sander and Pat was gracious enough to help me out. He is a talented LJ who has a heart of gold. This project would not have turned out the way it did had it not been for his help. Thank You Pat!!!

-- Rick

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 02:49 AM

Very nice project!!!!!!

Merry Christmas…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 02:53 PM

I like it, how fun. Enjoy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 03:38 PM

Thank you for the kind words. Happy New Year to everyone!

-- Rick

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 07:40 PM

Rick, sorry for the late comment, Please know I appreciate your compliments and kindness. The checker board is beautiful and I’m sure your daughter’s boyfriend will cherish it for a long time to come. Glad to help a fellow woodworker anytime.

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 01:45 AM

Great project. Keep up the good work.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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