Been wanting to make some chess/checker sets, including board, for Toys For Tots, for some time. Ran across this a bit too late for this year. The part that was holding me back was the board, all I could come up with was using tape to lay out the squares, then paint, etc. Way too slow, but all my googling searches came up with the same thing. I knew there had to be a better way, but just could not figure out how, until I found this. Go to post 5. https://www.physicsforums.com/thread...-board.122178/
I couldn't really wrap my mind around what was meant, until I made this 'plan' of what it was. Should work great, I'll use plywood to make a master, stops on the bottom, so I can fit a square of 1/2" plywood just right, paint, let dry, shift the master, with more stops, paint the rest of the squares, let dry, and good to go. For the chess pieces and checkers I will be doing similar to the second picture. The bottom side of the chess pieces will be blank, and just turn over for checkers. Simple, easy to make, should be able to turn out quite a few per hour. Include pages of instruction for both chess and checkers, and should be good to go. Hope to find some ziplock bags or similar to hold it all.
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.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.