Chess Board with Drawer

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Project by Greg posted 04-20-2019 02:19 AM 494 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chessboard is based off of a design from Volume 22 / Number 132 (December 2000) of a Woodsmith magazine. I changed the squares to 2-1/4ā€. Made of walnut and hard maple. I made the inlay myself. The dark stripes in it are a rosewood veneer. I chose the rosewood because its what I had laying around. I donated this project for a dinner auction that benefited my kids school. I did not make the pieces…Iā€™m not much of a carver.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 03:40 AM

Very nice box Greg. Lucky you posted it here at LJ to get exposure.

In a real game the winner would be too busy bragging and looking for his own back to pat to appreciate it and the loser’s tear filled eyes wouldn’t be able to focus on it!

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 03:51 AM

Very nice Chess board, great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 10:33 AM

Greg, that is a beautiful, well crafted and most attractive chess 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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#4 posted 04-20-2019 01:22 PM

Nice build!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 04-20-2019 01:34 PM

You just gave me an idea for my sons Christmas present! Inspiring. Thanks!

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#6 posted 04-20-2019 08:07 PM

Outstanding work! Love the raised squares and the drawer.

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2019 11:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful.


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#8 posted 04-21-2019 12:50 AM

Fabulous job. I love the bevel on the main board. Very elegant.

-- AJ

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#9 posted 04-21-2019 01:55 AM

Thank you all for the compliments. I think the most satisfying part of the entire project was getting the bullet latches to line up on the first try. There is one one each side of the drawer since it slides both ways.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#10 posted 04-21-2019 06:06 AM

Everything is so nice and smooth…realy professionaly done.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 04-22-2019 01:26 AM

Well done. Lines look perfect. I made a chess board as part of a multiple game table. I understand the challenges. Nice touch on the drawer.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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