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« on: April 12, 2007 12:34:29 PM »

I made this for my dad for Christmas.  He seemed to like it, although he never opens it :/ but I thought it was a good idea, and it was really fun to make and I was pleased with how it turned out.  The book was from a second hand shop--and a book of reprints of new york times articles, so i didn't feel bad cutting it to shreds.

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The board:



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It made me want to make more books into game boards.  Maybe backgammon for my mom.  Or old fashioned checkers Smiley  
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007 12:58:44 PM »

great idea-  awesome for those covert chess games
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007 01:00:15 PM »

this is a really cool and creative idea!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007 01:17:40 PM »

This is such a great guy gift! I'll have to think about which of the guys I know play chess.

What did you make the board out of? It looks smaller than a regular chess board, so I'm guessing that you didn't just fit another board in.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007 02:34:35 PM »

Thanks guys!

The book is actually really big.  The board is composed of 1" squares, so it's on par with a smallish board.  However, I made it out of precision-cut squares of different fancy papers.  I cut them on a paper-cutter, rather than with scissors.  Then affixed them very carefully and then pasted a shiny acrylic sheet over them so that the board is smooth and shiny.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007 03:18:21 PM »

Wow! It's bigger than I thought! Nicely done with the aligning of the squares, too. The paper looks like pieces of marble. Nice effect!

Now I'm doubly impressed!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007 04:01:18 PM »

How original!
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007 06:26:40 PM »

That's awesome!  What did you use to assemble the pieces?  Was there any glue involved?  I'm asking because my husband is a chess freak and tool enthusiast and when he saw this post and I thought he was going to faint.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007 07:46:28 PM »

So cool! I love the book gameboard/storage box and the hardwar pieces! Bravo!
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007 08:18:50 PM »

Oh, wow, that's so cool! I plan on making a chess set as my next big project for myself, and now I'm even more excited. Cheesy
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