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Walnut/Ash Chess Table

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Project by Bob5103 posted 08-28-2021 08:46 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

50yrs ago this coming December, my wife (then girl friend) gave me a bone, hand carved, chess set. It only took me 50yrs to make a table. My initial intent was to make it entirely from walnut but lumber prices dictated ash for the cabriole legs. Joinery is loose M&T, the drawers are mitered with dovetail splines
The chess squares are 2 1/4” square x 1 1/4” thick. The squares were then inset into the table. The last picture shows the Kings and the detail of the unknown artist that carved them.





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#1 posted 08-29-2021 01:40 AM

Great work on the table and certainly a nice playing field for those cool pieces.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 08-29-2021 01:52 AM

Awesome job. What finish did you use? Looks great!

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#3 posted 08-29-2021 04:12 AM



Awesome job. What finish did you use? Looks great!

- BB1


Thanks
Osmo PolyX satin. It is my favorite finish.

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#4 posted 08-29-2021 04:41 AM

Beautiful table and truly unique chess pieces. A total winner.

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