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    Just in the nick of time for christmas

    Just put the finishing touches on the chess set for the kids. Wish that I had taken more pics through the construction but was in a bit of a hurry to get it done. The board and men are maple and black walnut. The rest is all cherry that I salvaged from a job I did years ago. The inside of the box where the drawer goes is the color that they stained the cherry ( yea what a waste of such a beautiful wood) I ended up putting about 4 coats of a semi gloss Watco lacquer that I had on hand. Next time I will use something different. Looking forward to seeing the boys faces when they unwrap this gift. Merry Christmas to every one and all the best in the new year. Oh and for some reason these pictures all came out right side up. ( go figure lol )

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    Last edited by Drew Watson; 12-24-2012 at 09:25 PM.
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    well done santa drew
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    Mighty nice Drew. Beautiful, in fact

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    Nicely done
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    Drew, I really like this. Having that drawer for all the pieces is great. This will be something that will be handed down for generations to come. Well done!
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    Awesome! That should put some smiles on faces.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year back atcha, Drew. :wave
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    Very nice, but....ah..... isn't the board supposed to be 8 squares by 8 squares..... not nine....?
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    .... Made you look!

    That is really a super job, love your chessmen too, very nice, I hope the boys have many wonderful battles on that board!
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    Yea ok Stu, No ya didn't . good try though. Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for all the great comments. it was a fun project looking forward to making another but this time having a little more time to add more detail and maybe some inlay. Oh and on a later note the compartment material is from maple blocks from a kindergarten class from a school in the school district. The teacher thought that the maple was not kid friendly so they threw it out. I intercepted it on the way to the dumpster. ( no comment ) lol
    Last edited by Drew Watson; 12-25-2012 at 04:28 AM.
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    Nice looking set and board Drew.
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    Excellent job!
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