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    Here's a little update. I've been working on it a few days during the holidays.

    I put 4 supports on the corner so i can screw the top on when it's done.

    Attachment 214529

    I started making the chessboard by gluing 4 pieces of Jarrah and 4 pieces of Tasmanian Oak together.

    Attachment 214530

    The next day i cut equal parts of the opposite side of the piece.

    Attachment 214531

    Here's how it turned out.

    Attachment 214532

    Then i simply turned the every second piece around and glued it back together.

    Attachment 214533

    Next was putting the board on top of the table to see what it would look roughly look like.

    Attachment 214534

    After that i made a jig to know where i was going to router without making any mistakes.

    Attachment 214535

    I didn't router the full depth as i wanted to take my time and do it right. So here's one layer down.

    Attachment 214536

    Should be able to finish that on monday when i go in again.

    Any comments and feedback would be appreciated

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    Looking good Daniel, making good progress and chess board turned out very well. It's getting close to crunch time, good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 toed sloth View Post
    Looking good Daniel, making good progress and chess board turned out very well. It's getting close to crunch time, good luck!
    Thanks

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    Finished routering out the place for the chessboard

    Attachment 215350

    Chessboard got put it and weights got put on it

    Attachment 215349

    Took the weights off, now i wish i put the chessboard the other way because of the gain, but i like the idea of it standing out

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    Attachment 215352

    Just need to run it though a drum sander

    Attachment 215353

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    Going well, on the home stretch.
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    Looks good Daniel. I'm glad you've kept up the WIP photos.

    I wouldn't worry about the grain v. orientation. Some people like contasting a feature component (me) and some like matching features.

    One question - is the board oriented correctly for play.

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    hi Daniel
    I think you have the board the wrong way round
    see this http://0.tqn.com/d/chess/1/0/C/-/-/-/EmptyBoard.gif
    don't despair, it sounds like your teacher is none the woser, or maybe cut your board out using a Fein oscillating saw, or the cheap copy that's been advertised on Chanel 10 this week, and reorientate
    cover the small gap using a thin contrasting strip

    if you send the top through the drum sander as it is, the board will be sanded cross grain
    this suggests that you will need to spend some time final sanding with a random orbit sander
    regards from Canada

    ian

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    Thanks for the advice guys, i just took it into a factory where they are going to use a drum sander to sand it down and stain it for me, picked a colour out, prepare for some photos when i get it back on friday

    I am most likey going to put the draw handle on and attact the table top to the frame on friday as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    hi Daniel
    I think you have the board the wrong way round
    see this http://0.tqn.com/d/chess/1/0/C/-/-/-/EmptyBoard.gif
    don't despair, it sounds like your teacher is none the woser, or maybe cut your board out using a Fein oscillating saw, or the cheap copy that's been advertised on Chanel 10 this week, and reorientate
    cover the small gap using a thin contrasting strip

    if you send the top through the drum sander as it is, the board will be sanded cross grain
    this suggests that you will need to spend some time final sanding with a random orbit sander
    I could be wrong Ian as I do not play chess but if you look at the table from the other side its fine.

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    I look forward to seeing the finished table

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    I could be wrong Ian as I do not play chess but if you look at the table from the other side its fine.
    Hi Ray
    the rule is "white [square] on right"
    if you want to play along the table, Daniel has got it the right way

    but reaching the board from the ends?
    I'd prefer to play across the table, is a shorter reach to the pieces

    but as I said earlier, if Daniel's teacher is none the wiser, why should we tell the teacher ?
    regards from Canada

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    Teriffic job so far Daniel! It's turning out really well.

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    Cheers guys they have delayed the pickup time until sunday as they have been super busy, which means i will be going over tomorrow to pick it up will post some photos tomorrow night !

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    Got it

    Attachment 218366

    Attachment 218365

    Just need to attach the top to the frame and the handle to the draw.

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