The Checkerboard

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Project by mkrok posted 04-30-2010 06:41 AM 1363 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wrong, the checkerboard project was freshman year in high school. My buddy Steve reminded me of that this past weekend.

Christopher came home one day from a birthday party and in his goodie bag was a little cardboard set of checkers and board. He wanted to play and simply loved it. As we fumbled around wit hthe cardboard checker set the light bulb went off !!! Let’s make a checkerboard. It has been that long, but I remembered most of the steps.

Recycled oak from my original table, that wound up in a shelf for a few years (I kept the screw hole in the checkerboard) and birch from the old built in bookcase my wife made me build, and tear down 6 years later. Checkers are slices of dowels that Christopher insisted on painting red and black. An my precious walnut as the miter keys. Same materials on the box.

3 coats tung oil.

Christopher sanding, and Corinne buffing it out.

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 10:57 AM

Very cool have your kids help… Like it… Have fun!

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

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 03:51 PM

Do they have work permits. lol nice board and looks like some good help.


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#3 posted 05-01-2010 04:16 PM

Thanks for the feedback giuys. We really enjoyed this one.

-- Michael, South Florida,

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