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I will show my original style chess board next time. These boards were an attempt to make a board with out the ornamentation on all sides that my original boards had. These, like my original boards, have what I call a "4 triangle square". One of the first shows that I did, I had an older man come up to the booth and get right down to them and look them over real close, then he came up to me and said "Son, I can tell you an easier way to make a chess square". I said back to him "That may be, but it wouldn't be near as pretty". And I still believe that.

With this way of doing it, with some kinds of wood, you can match up the grain as it goes around in a square. It doesn't always match up perfectly, but some will. Some will until you sand it then some of the grain will go one way and some the other. At one show I had a girl ask me how I "got the end grain to go around in a square instead of round". It takes all kinds.

The three pictures I have at the top, and the first one below has this description. This chess board is 12" square, 12 ½" X 17 ½" over all. Each square is 1 ½" and is made using 4 triangles. Three kinds of wood are on the chess board. The dark square is "Elm"; the light square is "Ash", "Walnut" is around the chessboard, all from Missouri. There are 418 pieces in the over lay;

Cbd 12X18 Elm-Ash-Wal 1

This next chess board uses Walnut, Oak and Bubinga;

Cbd 12X18 Wal-Oak-Bub

The third chess board has Wenge, Ash and Oak;

Cbd 12X18 Wenge-Ash-Oak 1

The forth chess board has Hackberry, Bubinga and Elm;

Cbd 12X18 HB-Bub-Elm

And this last chess board has Wenge, Hedge and Purple Heart;

Cbd 12X18 Wenge-Hedge-PH

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker

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So much work and the results speak for themselves : )
 

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Great chess boards.
I have a chess set thet I made, that needs a good board.
Thanks for sharing.
Terry
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WOW , truly STUNNING work and very unique.
 

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You are awesome man. So many ideas put to form. Keep it up , they are all beautiful and it looks like there's no limit to your ideas or energy.
 

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it looked like the squares had depth at first, in the smaller pix. like that effect with the wenge!
 
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