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    chess board for this year's state fair

    with the cradle nearly done, it's time to start on the projects for this year's stated fair. the first of which is the biggest of the bunch, a floating top chess board. the board itself is supported by 2 braces that are on the inside of the base, lifting the top so that for all intents and purposes, the top looks like it is floating free of the base. the base itself will be made of birch, and the frame of the top will be brazilian cherry, with walnut and figured maple for the squares. the braces will be walnut, so that they will be even darker while in the shadow of the board.
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    That will be gorgeous! Keep us posted.
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    after returning from running around with my brother, and going to see my nephew's new house with our dad, i did manage to get a little bit more done with the chess board. i cut and sanded to the lines the template i had made from leftover mdf (stuff is still useful), then transferred the lines to the walnut for the braces. once that was done, i cut the tenons for the mortises that will be done in two of the aprons. then i cut the curved parts, and sanded to the lines. that spindle sander is sure getting a workout on this project. then i cut the four posts to size, and called it a day, as it was getting to be around 9:30. ending the day on a high note.
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    anyone want to take wagers on what ribbon he gets on this one? if continues as it appears in sketchup i am in for the top two spots
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    Add another thumbs up on the design
    Is it my poor eyesight or the angle in sketch-up, either or, do i detect a slight taper on the legs/supports?

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    nope ken, your eyesight is ok, there is a 3 degree taper to the non-mortised sides of the legs. here is an exploded pic of the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    nope ken, your eyesight is ok, there is a 3 degree taper to the non-mortised sides of the legs. here is an exploded pic of the board.
    Nice touch Dan, I'll be watching this along with your cradle!

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    I predict ribbons. I really like the floating idea. Nice lines and structural interest on the base and a fresh choice on the materials.
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