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Chess Set,Board and Case

comments (0) April 20th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

AlanBYoung AlanBYoung, member
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This is the first of two Chess ensembles I'll be making this Spring as both of my sons are graduating from college.My youngest son graduated in April and I gave him this Chess Set, Board and Case as a graduation present. The set is made from cold rolled steel. I made the chess set when I was in college and spent the summers working in my Dad's business. The original finish was gun bluing for the dark set and zinc plating for the light set. Over the years the set suffered some damage and was re-plated. For presenting the set I painted it a durable enamel. The chess board is Maple and Sapele veneers over Baltic Birch plywood.The frame is maple and sapele with applied brass corners. The case is Maple for the sides, and Walnut for the bottom molding. Each set fits in it's own compartmentalized drawer. The drawer fronts are solid ash milled from a tree that was in our back yard. I veneered the ash fronts in sapele.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Alan Young

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