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Project by Alan Young posted 09-14-2017 05:24 PM 3086 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just finished this chess ensemble. The playing pieces and storage box handles are in Aluminium and Brass. The playing surface is Maple and Sapele. The case is Mahogany. Storage boxes for the playing pieces are made from poplar with Maple and Sapele faces and have green flocking on the interior with a Sapele/birchplywood lid. The playing pieces are in an Art Deco styling. I am fortunate to have access to a metal lathe to turn the playing pieces.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 06:13 PM

Beautiful chess board. Metal figurines are just outstanding.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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rtbrmb

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#2 posted 09-15-2017 12:28 AM

Welcome back & excellent work-wood & metal!

I have always enjoyed the projects you post.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 09-15-2017 12:30 AM

Welcome back & excellent work-wood & metal!

I have always enjoyed the projects you post.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 09-15-2017 12:56 AM

Some more Beautiful work, Excellent!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 09-15-2017 10:27 AM

Love it. The brass and aluminum pop for sure. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 09-15-2017 11:16 AM

Beautiful set. The board is really nice!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 09-15-2017 11:49 AM

not being a linguist I know that WOW is not nearly adequate

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-15-2017 02:48 PM

This is a beautiful chess set and board and it is such an outstanding project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 09-15-2017 03:35 PM

Impressive and unique fantastic build.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 09-15-2017 06:11 PM

Alan, you are a craftsman and a chess geek, LOL! You’ve made a number of these in different styles. Have you had issues with expansion and contraction? If so , what is your solution?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Alan Young

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#11 posted 09-15-2017 07:20 PM

Thanks everyone…DocSavage- I’ve made these boards in solid wood and in veneer. The solid wood designs have a 1/4” recessed lip that fits into dados in the surround four walls allowing for expansion. The veneered sets -including this one survive without the recessed lip..

-Alan

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#12 posted 09-15-2017 07:28 PM

Great way to adjust for expansion!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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chido

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#13 posted 09-21-2017 01:07 PM

so nice great job

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