Pine and Resin Chess board

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Project by heldercruz100 posted 01-12-2019 09:40 PM 939 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today, after 3 long weeks of carving and pouring resin, and more carving and more resin I finally ended this chess board.
I started with a long piece of pine that I glued together to make the board, I even made a DIY jig to keep the board as flat as possible to prevent any sanding. After I traced the lines using a card chessboard that I had laying around. After it was time to start carving the holes for the resin. This was the longest process and took me a week and half with stops between. From here was straight forward, I filled the holes with resin. The choice was between green and blue, I ended up with green because I think it will stand out more this way. After that I sanded the board until it was smooth as baby’s butt and rub some oil on it.
What do you think of the finish product? There’s a few imperfections here and there but you wont notice… if you look really far away

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-- Helder Cruz

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 01:36 AM

At a car cruise in they were called 20 or 30 footers – meaning at that distance the car looked pretty good, well this is a chess board and I’m pretty sure the chess pieces will be the focal point.
Now having said all that, I understand what you went thru to accomplish what you did and all things considered, I think it’s a pretty darn nice board

-- 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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#2 posted 01-14-2019 04:41 AM

Wonderful board

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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