Chess Board

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Project by Seymoreknots posted 04-28-2016 04:41 PM 803 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Board is made from Walnut and Maple. 16×16 square and is 1 1/4 thick.
Diamonds were incorporated on the sides to give the board that little extra.
I was routing the top with a chamfer bit and the very last pass, even with a backer board I had a corner blow out. If you look closely at the corners I got creative and used my disk sander to make an angled diamond. I’m going to use this design in a few of my other projects. Funny how things work out.
Wood working is easy its the mistakes that are a challenge.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-28-2016 05:45 PM

It looks great! My favorite part is how the chess squares and inlay precisely touch the maple corners. Perfect.

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 12:10 AM

Nice save. Very innovative. Old saying comes to mind, The difference between a novice and a craftsman is that the craftsman knows how to hide his mistakes better.”

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 12:27 AM

Looks great, and ditto what RogerM said.

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#4 posted 04-30-2016 03:01 PM

Well done, nice recovery. We have all been there no doubt. I like the look of this alot. Great job.

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

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