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Build a Chess Board. Pt.1 – The Top

Build a Chess Board. Pt.1 – The Top

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  1. Grand master Semos

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Who’s watching this in 2089?

  2. WhatIsKenDoing

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    You've come a long way and I applaud you on years of hard work building your brand.

  3. MrD300

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Where can I find the plans for this chess board

  4. Errol Kama

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Please please please do an updated version of this!!!

  5. Hernan Contreras

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Very nice

  6. Alejandro Muñoz

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hello! Im from the future!

  7. Bud C

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Oh how we long for theses days again when YouTube woodworking showed you how to complete a project and all they subtle nuances of the, microjig, work safer work smarter

  8. Sandrauga

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    And the pieces won't function correctly on that board either

  9. bapak rumah tangga

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    this is how the legend make first masterpiece

  10. RazzlePhoxx

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    wow, watching this after seeing your newer stuff, the differences time makes are astonishing

  11. Charlie Artner

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    It is interesting watching your first video and seeing the progress you have made. Awesome …

  12. Mikhail Galatinov

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I want to edit this video and and the microjig bit. 😀

  13. Peter Cullen

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Longtime viewer here. Just bought my first table saw and a microjig gripper. I've been resawing with my bandsaw for years but I'm looking to increase the lifespan of my blades. Would you recommend resawing with a table saw or is there any reason why a bandsaw would be better?

  14. kol marku

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    funny. very basic tools with all this big machines.

  15. Tyson Bryner

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hey Steve.. That's for the inspiration, I just made one! (well i changed a little bit, I made it with end grain, and switched up a couple minor things, but it's certainly 90% inspired by your design.) Here's a google gallery with some photos.

    https://goo.gl/photos/sgitBCyZfipPKbEfA

  16. BoardsByTheBay

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Steve! You look like a kid here lol!

  17. Ben nisimov

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hi. Did you experience any cracks in the board due to wood movement? I'm wondering since you glued 3/8 inch thick boards onto plywood and since wood would move and plywood wouldn't. Thanks!

  18. Alan Falleur

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I've been thinking about making a go board and a shogi board for a while now. Unlike a chess board, it doesn't feature alternating light and dark squares. Rather, it's a uniform straight-grained square piece of wood with a perfect rectangular grid on it. I had an idea to shallowly carve out the lines of the grid with a table saw using some sort of jig, and then spray paint the surface black and then sand the paint off the face of the board so the paint would be left as sort of an inlay in the groove. I know I don't have the skill to try to do a proper inlay with another type of wood. Time on a CNC machine would probably be the idea method to do this instead of a table saw, but I don't know anyone nearby who has one.

  19. Jonathan Silva

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    What material is the frame made from?

  20. yonitm24

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    ok.you are officialy my new hero

  21. wizardseye

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    This is an extremely well done project, however I do have one critique. Speaking as a competitive chess player, don't make the surface of the board glossy! The high gloss finish is nice for a decorative piece that sits on a shelf, but when playing a game the reflection is distracting.

  22. Marsea Wadley

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    VERY HELPFUL

  23. Rick Cook

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hi Steve, This is the first time I've seen this video. I have to tell you that I retire next year and have been toying with doing some Youtube videos for fun and sharing. I am relatively new to Youtube, having really found it only 2 years ago. I began watching you, then Izzy, the Jay Bates, then April, and now have about 15 that I subscribe to. You have all taught me a lot.

    I have been intimidated by the "production" aspect of the videos. I researched and found a site that said "content is everything. Don't worry about production, get the idea or technique down and they will enjoy the video." Don't take this as a criticism, but this video exemplifies that notion. I love this video because of how real it feels and the fact that it is still wonderfully informative and entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some horrible woodworking videos and noted them as "what not to do" examples. You are a natural. I hope to meet you one day.

    I guess Youtube videos is a lot like writing. I never thought I could write, barely passed English in school, so when one of my stories kept getting longer and longer and more intricate, I let someone read it. They called it a manuscript, and I nearly fell off my chair. I now have a book that I've published and sold nearly 2,000 copies. LOL, I haven't really made any money, but I love talking to readers, and listening to them complain that I haven't done a sequel.

    You are an inspiration and an enabler. Stay true to your style and I wish you all of the success in the world.

  24. pottersquash

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Now I must watch all your videos and discover what fate become of your planer and jointer

  25. nathan butler

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    16 inches is 406.4mm by the way

  26. Anthony

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hey Steve, I watched your 7 part series on how to make a chessboard (which looks awesome!!) but i couldn't find any plans on your website 🙁 can you make a brand new video or perhaps post plans for the chessboard on your website?

    Anthony from Toronto

  27. Ashton Walton

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    This is really cool! So glad I was able find your channel!

  28. kevin maradian

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    haha i mean another crossbow

  29. kevin maradian

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Steve i have watch all your videos u are a good woodworker and i Will se u making a crossbow not The biggest or strongest just a simple crossbow If u can that Will be a good, its challange just try, sorry for mycket english

  30. uberalles2

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I noticed you didn't have a finishing room with positive airflow and filtered air. That's one of the basic woodworking tools you need. I mean jeez, what is this amateur hour.

  31. Татьяна Кривошапова

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Стив ,подскажите, пожалуйста размер одной клетки (поля) !
    Работа просто великолепная ,особенно полировка !!!
    Steve ,please tell me which size of one cell (field) !
    Work is just gorgeous ,especially the finish !!!

  32. uberalles2

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Yeah right, basic tools. Band saw, planer. Like everyone has these 'basic' tools.

  33. Татьяна Кривошапова

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Стив ,подскажите, пожалуйста размер одной клетки (поля) !
    Работа просто великолепная ,особенно полировка !!!
    Steve ,please tell me which size of one cell (field) !
    Work is just gorgeous ,especially the finish !!!

  34. sam wangler

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Hi, are there woodworking plans for this entire chess board?

  35. nathan butler

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    steve has done something wrong before you sand it you need to french polish the chess board before you sand it because it will make the grains in the board stronger then you can sand it.

  36. Krisco Dangus

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    00:00, a legend is born

  37. Thomas Shevlin

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Love the DIY chess board series & was wondering if you'd ever consider building a backgammon board?

  38. 79MrZeus

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Is this really the first video ever from Steve?

  39. Anouar Moussaoui

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    lol stone knife and skin……… yeah wright

  40. andrew ryskamp

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Ahhh the days before microjig

  41. Vector Xenophanes

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    one time, at band clamp……. Great tutorial 🙂 I have no tools, or skills, or really even desire to do this, but it looks awesome 🙂

  42. Euler Sánchez Gómez

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Nice!!!!

  43. EAVC

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Is there any way that you could make plans on your website for this whole project, or at least rough measurements so it would be easier to make? THANKS!

  44. Euripedes Reis

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Olá Steve, tenho aprendido muito com o seus ensinamentos em passo-a-passo, são tantos e todos de uma qualidade inigualável, portanto agradeço por tudo.
    Att. Euripedes, para o amigo Steve Ramsey!

  45. BASTARD659

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    He has introduced a new model of Camera: The Parkinson Camera 1.0

  46. Manu G

    April 16, 2018 at 6:33 am

    You look like the janitor of Scrubs hahaha

    Nice video

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