Chess Piece Storage Box and Turned 24K Gold pieces

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Project by FloridaBen posted 04-03-2019 12:59 AM 973 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After posting my Chess Board, Wayne suggested some turnings so here they are. The whole set was put together as a set for my son. Cocobolo chess box with curley maple highlights. Inside the box, turned curley maple and claro walnut pieces with 24K gold highlights and bases.

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 11:44 AM

That is a very nice set! The wood is beautiful. The gold accents really set it off.

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

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 12:14 PM

the chatoyence on that curley maple is just stunning

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 04:56 PM

Wonderful work and beautiful woods! Where did you get the tops and bottoms for the pcs?

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 10:54 PM

Beautiful set. I’m also interested in the gold accents – is it gold leaf or electroplating on the wood or are the tops and bottoms cast metal? Did you make them yourself or buy the parts?

Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 04-04-2019 02:04 AM

Beautiful chess set box. I love the curly maple. Great job!

-- AJ

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#6 posted 04-05-2019 07:00 AM

So beautiful box…figurines are awesome too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-05-2019 11:10 AM

Wow! Very impressive and beautiful work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-07-2019 04:05 PM

Thanks for the comments. The wood was acquired through a long search on-line and the gold chess tops and bases were purchased several years ago from Woodworkers Supply. I don’t think the 24K Gold plated turning set is available currently. Price of gold probably made it cost prohibitive.

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