Chessboard with storage

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Project by tealetm posted 10-09-2016 11:05 PM 1075 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chessboard to be given as a gift. My first detailed project- I’m happy with it. A few issues along the way but I’ve learned a few things- I need a new drill press and I need more practice making drawers.

The board is comprised of individual maple and wenge squares which are chamfered in all edges. They are held together with dowels- four in each center piece, three on the edges and two in the four corners. What a major pain…

Base, frame and drawers are made from cherry I milled.

Finish is Danish Oil.

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 06:57 AM

I like the idea of separate squares. I can’t see what’s wrong with drawer, looks very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 03:53 PM

The individual squares do provide a bit more depth to the board which is nice.

The drawers came out OK bit the dovetails are a bit sloppy.

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