Just had to drop by and say again what a fine job you did on the chess board. I love chess and woodworking and was wondering if you play chess. If you do play I would like to invite you to chess.com, my username is slowhand. You will have to register to navigate around but it's free and safe(I've been a member there > 1 year). I've met a guy who turns chess pieces and builds boards with veneers, does a nice job, very friendly also. He has some nice pics you would probably enjoy.
Of all the "homemade" boards I've seen yours is by far the most impressive. Good job! Keep Larry our of trouble for me. Ken Johnson