Double Nickel Chess Ensemble

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Project by Alan Young posted 03-05-2014 03:17 PM 1956 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chess board with 2” squares in Sapele and Maple with a border in Cherry, Walnut and gilded molding. Table is Sapele with gilded molding. Four 1959 nickels are inlaid in the corners as they are the birth year of the recipient my Twin Brother Larry. Drawers are Walnut and Maple with hand made Brass Pulls.We are the first of two sets of twin boys. We will be 55 in April hence the “Double Nickel” theme

Drawers in Walnut and Bird’s eye Maple with shop made Brass pulls.

Drawers are lined with red felt.

I have a second Chess Set for this ensemble. The first shown here was made for this presentation. The other set is made from cold rolled steel. I turned this set nearly 35 years ago. This set is finished in Enamel.

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 03:23 PM

that is some gorgeous work!

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 03:36 PM

Now that’s cool. I can tell a lot of thought went into that.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 04:34 PM

O <—— like button.

I just pushed it!

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 01:07 AM


Absolutely Gorgeous Piece Of Work!! You are to be Commended for the time & effort you put into this Project.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 01:48 AM

thanks, Allen

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 12:48 PM

Very awesome build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 03-06-2014 05:42 PM

I agree with the other. Superb work!!!!

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#9 posted 03-06-2014 08:59 PM

great work, your craftsmanship shines through.

-- Bill, SW Florida

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 02:28 PM

Amazing work, it shows great talent and skills to make that fantastic chess set.

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 07:59 PM

Thanks everyone!

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