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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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Beautiful chess set and board which complement each other very well. While I haven't played chess in years I can certainly appreciate the work.
 

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Gosh Bob, that is pretty. May I ask how you did the dovetails?
Th guy who carved the pieces also knew what he was doing.
 

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Very nice.
 

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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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Very nice Bob, beautiful work. I haven’t played chess since probably 1978 and I loved it but never had a nice set. The table looks great!
 

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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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Bob , are you being serious about the Chess pieces ? I thought they looked 3D printed .

great job on the table
Pretty sure they didn't have 3D printers 50yrs ago.:) I have always been amazed at the skill something that takes!
 

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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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