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    I've just given this] chess & draughts set its last coat of oil and its now set to go to the client.
    It's been an interesting journey. First, I had to improve my turning skills, as I've never turned chess pieces before. Then I had to learn to sew, to make the velvet bags to contain the chess men.
    Anyway, I'm pleased with the result. The Australian red cedar that I used for the chess board came up really well, but unfortunately, it was too gnarled for me to turn, so I had to use lighter cedar and stain it.
    The hinges came from Lee Valley, and are the only ones I cold find that looked good.

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    Very impressive Alex, lovely. that would have taken ages to make that. And turning those chess men, wow, huge job. I made two sets once, one for a grandson and one for me. But I cheated with the chess pieces and the draughts pieces, I bought them.

    Very nice indeed,

    Paul

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    Very elegant indeed, Alex. Congratulations.

    What type of timber did you use for the white squares on the board? Is that also cedar?

    Best regards,

    Brian

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    Thanks all. Silver ash and Australian red cedar for the board and the drafts pieces. The white chess men are Australian white beech, as I didn't have SA in big enough sections.
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    beautiful work Alex if you chose to make more chess pieces they can be made on the scroll saw ,patterns are from Stevegood and while fidly are achievable probably a bit easier than turning and the results are very good.

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