Chess Board for a Friend

I made the Chess Board for a friend I was going to visit on vacation.  He pours and paints Civil War chess pieces.  
It is Walnut and Maple with a Padauk accent.  Oil based Poly sprayed as finish.  As I was constructing it, I set it down on the workbench and noticed it was difficult to pick-up laying flat, So I added 4"x 1" - "feet" with felt bottoms at the end of each side.  The 1" elevation solved that problem and it was easy to pick up.  I delivered it to WY, his home.



That's a real nice looking board Mike
beautiful board mike, had to make him smile. tell him to keep the board out the sunlight if he wants that padauk to stay that bright.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nicely done. I like the accent. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

nice board  GR8 JOB 😍😎👍


Nice job! Thanks for sharing
Beautiful job and the wood selection works out real well.
Nice gift Moke, and we'll done too.


Great job 

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - and


That is a beautiful chess board.  The feet are a great idea.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Thanks all---I'm curious Pottzy, what happens to Padauk that been in the sun?


Excellent  Mike! 
Nice choice of woods for the borders. How thick did you make the playing field?
Thanks splint...2x2 squares, 4/4 wood drum sanded to make smooth so not sure....13/16?  just a guess....


Great looking board.    Looks pretty good.    Nicely done.


Nice job Mike it looks great. Also Padauk turns brown after a while and quickly if left in the sun.

.................. John D....................

Thanks much for the accent!  Does Bloodwood do the same?


Nice looking board Mike.

All the red/purple boards turn brown after a few years in the sun, some finishes slow it, but nothing stops it.

Thank u....I knew purple heart did but  wasn't sure about anything else.   Thanks for the compliment....


Beautiful Board great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)