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    Hi There. Here is the finished chess set. Woods used are walnut and mahogany. I ended up stripping the lacquer off the board and using oil and wax. I couldn't get a suitable satin finish with the lacquer.

    All comments and critiques are welcome.

    Thanks for looking.
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    John

    I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

  • #2
    Nicely done. It looks very good. Keep up the good work.

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    • #3
      Very nice set. I am thinking of making a set for our son as a Christmas gift...what patterns did you use?
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        Great job. Love making chess sets.
        Rick- Out of the Woods

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        • #5
          Thanks for the comments. I used "Making Wooden Chess Sets" by Jim Kape. Great patterns and great instructions.
          John

          I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

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          • #6
            What a beautiful set!
            Last edited by Sally; 09-23-2011, 08:12 AM.
            DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              Beautiful job.... I love the King Henry pattern.
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              • #8
                Nicely done.
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  Well done John, have you won any games yet?
                  Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                  • #10
                    @ Wood Dog - Yep, I beat one of my older brothers two days ago.
                    John

                    I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Badger View Post
                      @ Wood Dog - Yep, I beat one of my older brothers two days ago.
                      Okay we know you are tough but how did you do at playing chess....LOL
                      "Still Montana Mike"

                      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                      • #12
                        Nice work. Very well done.
                        Mark
                        Proud new owner of an EX-21

                        WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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                        • #13
                          Good looking set John. A job well done
                          Marsha
                          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                          • #14
                            What an outstanding job! That is something that will be treasured forever.

                            SQ
                            If you can't fix it with sawdust and glue, it's not worth fixing.

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                            • #15
                              John looks like you nailed the patterns. Nice board too! Beautiful!!!
                              -- Rick --

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