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Commissioned Chess Boards I've made over the last year

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Project by Mark Miller posted 09-18-2019 10:45 PM 2556 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been awhile since I posted on here, so I’ve uploaded 6 projects at once. Found a nice little niche market sort of for chess boards. All but one of these were commissioned for me to make for someone. The collaboration process is kind of fun. I welcome all constructive feedback y’all can give, as I’m always trying to improve on things.





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#1 posted 09-18-2019 10:59 PM

They are all very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-18-2019 11:18 PM

The boards are nice but the trim is the eye candy

-- 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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#3 posted 09-19-2019 12:09 AM

love em all especially the first and last.nice work congrats on the sales.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 09-19-2019 01:51 AM

Awesome work, I gave to agree the detail in the trim really draws my attention! I want to try a chest board someday! Any pointers!

-- Matt R

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#5 posted 09-19-2019 01:53 AM

Beautiful works of art. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 09-19-2019 02:28 AM

Great work Mark!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 09-19-2019 03:14 AM

Beautiful Craftsmanship Mel !!! Congdats’ on The Daily Top Three!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 09-19-2019 03:49 AM

Will be a joy to play on!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#9 posted 09-19-2019 05:28 AM

Nice collective of boards there. Do you also provided the pieces?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 09-19-2019 02:02 PM

These are some serious chess boards. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 09-19-2019 02:07 PM

Really beautiful! I’m assuming since the playing field is raised that it has a groove around it’s perimeter that the frame sits in to allow for expansion?

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#12 posted 09-19-2019 02:54 PM

Dustin – kind of… there is a groove in the inner frame that I attached z clips to for wood expansion, and to hold the board in place

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#13 posted 09-19-2019 02:59 PM


Dustin – kind of… there is a groove in the inner frame that I attached z clips to for wood expansion, and to hold the board in place

- Mark Miller

Interesting approach. Have you ever made one fitting the board to the frame using tongue-and-groove with space balls for expansion? I’m intending to build my first board myself later this fall, and am curious what methods builders prefer.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#14 posted 09-19-2019 05:15 PM

Very fine work.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#15 posted 09-19-2019 11:42 PM

Beautiful work, love the outside trim. I have built a number of boards just posted a whole table with an end grain board in it. Really nice!

-- Jim, Illinois

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