Making the larger chess board.


From yesterdays post you know that I have a new friend.. he makes chess pieces… and  I am making a chess board for him… it has to be larger than the standard international size.. which is 45 mm [1 3/4 inches] per side of each square…

This new board is made from Queensland Maple [flindersia brayleyana] and Silver Ash [flindersia shottiana].. and the squares have been beefed up to 70 mm [2 3/4  inches.]

First step .. rip and dress to size… I am actually making two boards… one at 70 mm and the other at 55 mm for the new pieces.. this one is Qld Maple and Camphor Laurel [cinnamomum camphora]

Glue and clamp.. notice the glue I use is TiteBond III

This is not a full tutorial on making a board… so

Cross cut and rotate and glue and clamp… and…

Use cauls to ensure the sides are straight.. hence the squares will all line up..

This shot shows the two together for size comparison.

And the trademark teaser…

What will it be..??

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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