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50yrs ago my girl friend gave me a chess set for Christmas. She bought the set while visiting Malaysia. That set followed me, then us, around the world and I now I finally got around to building a table.
The wood is walnut and ash. Drawers are mitered with dovetail splines. Finish is Osmo Polyx satin. The chess pieces are hand carved bone by an unknown artist.

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Very nicely done, Bob. I can appreciate all of the steps involved in something like that. The finish looks great.

I wonder what a drawer pull in the light colored wood would be like.
 

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Wow. Now THAT'S a chess table. Love the contrasting woods, and the storage drawer for the pieces is a great detail. The set in very interesting, although replacing bishops with cardinals might not fly in Rome. Enjoy playing the game of kings.
 

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Very nicely done, Bob. I can appreciate all of the steps involved in something like that. The finish looks great.

I wonder what a drawer pull in the light colored wood would be like.
I went back and forth on drawer pulls, and decided that I would just rout a finger pull on the inside bottom edge of each drawer. My thinking was if I wanted exposed drawer pulls later on I could add them. Right now I kind of like the non-interrupted drawer face.
 

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Very attractive! Very professional looking table! Is there a plan you used for the legs?
I used sketchup to plan the table, I downloaded a cabriole leg design then slightly modified it for my legs. I printed a paper template, then made a template for the legs. I did make a prototype out of poplar before doing the real thing.
 

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50yrs ago my girl friend gave me a chess set for Christmas. She bought the set while visiting Malaysia. That set followed me, then us, around the world and I now I finally got around to building a table.
The wood is walnut and ash. Drawers are mitered with dovetail splines. Finish is Osmo Polyx satin. The chess pieces are hand carved bone by an unknown artist.
Bob , are you being serious about the Chess pieces ? I thought they looked 3D printed .

great job on the table
 

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50yrs ago my girl friend gave me a chess set for Christmas. She bought the set while visiting Malaysia. That set followed me, then us, around the world and I now I finally got around to building a table.
The wood is walnut and ash. Drawers are mitered with dovetail splines. Finish is Osmo Polyx satin. The chess pieces are hand carved bone by an unknown artist.

WOW - absolutely gorgeous. Great job. (y)(y)

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Hi, Bob.
A chessboard is my current project. Unfortunately, I suffered a fracture in my right ankle while my wife and I were walking for some exercise.
I already have the contrasting wood, (pine and saman) cut and glued but looking at your nice job, I almost change my mind to make the entire table, including the drawers.
 
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