chess board 1 of three

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Project by grizzman posted 06-08-2012 05:57 PM 2768 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

there is a story with this project, first this is a chess board i just finished, the top is made from walnut and yellow southern heart pine, the case under it is made primarily of pecan, with walnut accents on the front of the drawer and the handles i made of dog wood, the bottom of the drawers is poplar, the drawers slide on walnut rails and has a finish of BLO and a wax job on the top using bre wax and buffed with a wooL pad. there are three of these that i will post, as they each have different wood handles, and i worked to hard on these not to post each one, these were made for the three men from my church who were so instrumental in getting my house done on the outside , they gave of there time, talents and worked hard, they vinyl ed the whole outside of my home , as i am disabled and could not do such physical work, and i knew i could do this for them, so i now know that even though they helped me and my family with no regard of payment or anything required of me, i believe in doing and giving back when you can, and now feel that its a fair deal, these go to each of them, thank you for looking at my project, and for your comments

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 06:07 PM

That is one beautiful chess board.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 06:07 PM

Nice job, Grizz.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 06:26 PM

It’s good to hear about people unselfishly helping others out and I’m sure these gifts will be very well appreciated, and not only as a sign of gratitude but also because they are so beautifully made.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 06:33 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I think these are wonderful thank you gifts to three unselfish people giving of their time to help someone in need. Your hard work turned out great chess boards.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 06:42 PM

It is wonderful to have such giving friends. I know they will truly appreciate these pieces.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 07:04 PM

Absolutely beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 07:24 PM

Same board. Just changed handles….gotcha
Really nice work. Mine ready yet?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 07:26 PM

I am glad to know that there are people who still think this way. I know they will cherish these fine gifts. Good job Grizz.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#9 posted 06-08-2012 07:49 PM


Nice work, nice look, great story. Thanks for sharing this. If you have any tips for making the chess board, I would like to know them. I have a project with a chess board coming up soon. This project didn’t come up under “boxes,” so you might want to post it that way too. I have been enjoying your comments and postings. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 06-08-2012 08:11 PM

very good, great work, great story.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 06-08-2012 09:41 PM

Very nice boards. I am sure they will think of you every time they use them. The story behind them is great. That is what is going to get this country out of the mess it is in, people helping people, not the gov’t.

Great job and I am sure they feel paid in full.


-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#12 posted 06-08-2012 09:50 PM

Grizz, those are really nice chess boards ,they will love them .wish i was close enough i would have helped.a chess board would of been nice but probable helped any way . as you seem to be a good person

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 06-08-2012 10:22 PM

Very nice workmanship. I LOVE checkers.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 06-08-2012 10:32 PM

Nice job Grizz. You made a beautiful gift to show appreciation for your friend’s kindness!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#15 posted 06-08-2012 10:43 PM

Looks good!

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