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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2010 12:22:57 AM »

Like my husband just said, this looks like some 600+ year old set someone just found on a dig.

FANTASTIC work. Very well done.

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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2010 08:30:54 AM »

That is really beautiful. Could you say something about the wood frame? I love the antique look. Is it reclaimed too? How did you finish it?
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2010 12:19:08 PM »

That's an absolute beauty - totally 'rocks'.
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2010 04:00:56 PM »

This is just... wow!
This Rocks!

I really love that you made it look sort of grungy and beat-up. There is much more character that way rather than it being polished and "perfect".
Great job! You are amazing!
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2010 04:40:39 PM »

Excellent job!  I love the design of the pieces.  I am quite impressed.  Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2010 06:29:26 AM »

Thank you. Sorry I have been a little late on responding, I've been packing like a maniac.
That is really beautiful. Could you say something about the wood frame? I love the antique look. Is it reclaimed too? How did you finish it?
In response to the wood. Yes it is all reclaimed. The wood was bits of plywood and I believe poplar that were in the dumpster at the job site. I had been helping build cabinet in the house all week so that helped me when I went to put this together. I cut out two 7 and 1/2 in squares, used acrylic tile glue to glue the squares down on one of the squares. Then I cut the pieces of poplar down to a height of 2 and 3/4"and put it around three sides and put the other square in the bottom. Glues an nailed then all in place and then made the drawer. So all in all the board it just under 8" wide and 2 and 3/4" tall. I then sanded the corners to give them a bit of a worn look and used a coffee colored stain to finish it all off.
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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2010 09:59:18 PM »

That's really absolutely beautiful.
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2010 02:34:52 PM »

I think I just found the chess set of my dreams!

Beautiful work. I love the old, weathered look the finished product has!

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« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2010 06:44:29 PM »

This looks like it could have been played in a medieval castle a thousand years ago. It's beautiful! Just beautiful.
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2010 02:05:27 PM »

Hello! I spent some time today trolling about this awesome site and fell upon this post. This is a most excellent chess set. I prefer checkers personally (b/c I never had the time or patience to master chess, LOL) and totally admire any person who can sit there and stick out a game. Even more admirable is the fact that you thought to save those waste cuts and make something cool with them. This is really neat. I love the way the drawer tucks all the pieces away for safe keeping. I am very glad you didn't pass up the chance to post your work in the midst of moving!

On another note, I was intrigued by this post and decided I should let you know that your work is lovely. Your creativity with raw materials is inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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