Chess Table in Red Oak

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Project by thedude50 posted 11-26-2011 05:32 AM 2385 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This table was built for the board that is removable in the middle My sister had made the board in her 7th grade crafts class it was a little out of square but had sentimental value as her only big wood project she did a bang up job for a 13 year old kid let alone a girl using power tools in the early 1970’s. so I was asked to make a table to display it this was one of my first turning projects and the legs were morticed into place and clamped these were my first cabriolet legs as wel they were cut on a hoby bandsaw i got for 50 dollars used it was tiny and the 8/4 stock was a bear to cut .l the board pops out and the backgammon board can be exchanged for the chess board this project was made without a jointer or a high end lathe it was turned on a harbor freight 49 dollar lathe several years ago there are several things i would do differently today but this was my first commissioned piece i had a 8 inch direct drive table saw that i got for 25 dollars and i had the 12 dollar set of turning tools the wood cost me 50 dollars and i sold the table for 100 dollars it is a little over 20 years old today i snapped this shot to share here.

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 05:49 AM


Nice job, looks good.

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 10:31 AM

Nicely done. Really very nice turning work eventhough on $49 HF lathe.

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 05:16 PM

Very nice table, good build

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 08:58 PM

Very nicely done. I like that you can pop the board out and change it.

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