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Classic Chess Board Downloadable Plan

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10101-WJ138
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54% of 100
Classic Chess Board Downloadable Plan
Classic Chess Board Downloadable Plan

This heirloom chess board was inspired by a James Krenov design that ingeniously tackles the wood movement problems inherent in using two wood species. If you're a chess junkie as well as a woodworker, you'll be smiling from the first cut through the last checkmate with this clever project.

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(1) Downloadable Classic Chess Board Plan
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The finished board looks great .
PLan difficult to follow .
November 12, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Lacking info
Plan on doing a lot of math and rereading. The total amount of wood per size is not stated. Also it would have been nice if you included the types of tools used for build this in one section as opposed to making my own list while reading the plans.
November 17, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Chess board plan dimensions
Warning: There is a dimensional error on the plan for the top frames. I machined all my boards per the shop plans only to discover that the dimensions given for the top frame. pieces is short by 9/16". I suggest that the author failed to account for the 1/16" gap required for the board squares when he figured the length of the top frame pieces.
March 24, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Looking for a good chess pattern to make with some live edge mesquite wood I have.
Charles S on Jan 1, 2019
looked fun to make
Dewayne C on Oct 31, 2018
Looking for a good chess pattern to make with some live edge mesquite wood I have.
Charles S on Jan 1, 2019
For my son and grandson for Christmas
David H on Nov 12, 2018
looked fun to make
Dewayne C on Oct 31, 2018
Christmas gift project
Mattdoe on Nov 28, 2017
A gift for my son after I built it.
Bruce S on May 31, 2017
It looks like a sweet chess board
Ben T on Dec 1, 2016
I need to make a chess board for my step son
Tom S on Jun 26, 2016
Wanted to build it
JAMES E I on Dec 18, 2015
like chess
Michael C on Dec 11, 2015
For my son and grandson for Christmas
David H on Nov 12, 2018
Christmas gift project
Mattdoe on Nov 28, 2017
so the dowels get glued in each square piece? How does this not get to be a mess with squeeze out?
randy on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I built mine, I just put a small amount of glue on one end of each dowel to allow the other end to move if necessary. I had no problem with squeeze out, bit I tended to leave the spacers in place until the whole board was done so that the squares would not shift while others were being added. Good luck.
What kind of shop equipment do I need to make this chess board?
jack d on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Depends on how you source your material, if you can get your stock at the required dimensions you can do it all with a table saw, router and some have tools.....and don't forget, plenty of clamps!