Chess Box

This is an older one of mine, with individual squares doweled together. It’s from an old plan out of Woodworker’s Journal, and still available on their website, I believe. I made it in mahogany and poplar. The chess pieces are purchased, not my own. It went to my second son and he’s used it a lot in the last ten years. It’s held up well. Drilling for dowels and keeping everything in alignment was a chore, but it’s an effective way to make a chess board.

Woods: mahogany poplar

Tools: drill press table saw planer jointer hand tools

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Michal Bulla ...

Beautiful chess board and box!

BarbS ...

Thank you, Michal!

RogerBean ...

Attractive box. Has a nice balanced feel to it.

BarbS ...

Thank you, Roger!

lanwater ...

Looks nice.

Great work on that.

Thorreain ...

Looks very nice. The choice of wood is fantastic, it gives it a crafty feel. Excellent craftsmanship.

BarbS ...

Thank you very much!

a1jim ...

Very nice barb super looking Chess box.

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