Chess Board

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Project by MikeyG posted 04-18-2008 09:57 PM 2471 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

so here is the finished project. i used both walnut and birch to have some contrast in them. a special thanks to clieb91 for the link for an easier way to do it. since it was my first try, there were a few mistakes in it, but i think i managed to correct all i could and it turned out decently.

-- "Measure twice, curse once"

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 09:58 PM

Nice chessboard. I really like the corners.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 11:15 PM

Ah yes, the invisible board. Love those dbl reverse half blind dbl full blind with a half degree twist dovetails..

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 11:50 PM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 04-19-2008 02:18 AM

Beautiful job !!!!

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 03:26 AM

This is a gorgeous chessboard. The corners add visual interest to the project.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 02:17 PM

Looks very good to me! Where is clieb91’s link? I am interested in making one as well…

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 04:44 PM

Great board! I need to do another one…I’ve done two and the second was better than the first, but still not as nice as this one.

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

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 10:49 PM

Great looking board.

Someday I hope to make one and hopefully, it will turn out as nice as yours.


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#9 posted 04-27-2008 08:56 PM

Great board. Can you share the link with us?

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#10 posted 05-01-2008 06:05 AM

so heres the link for anyone who wants it. i found it really helpful

-- "Measure twice, curse once"

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