Build a Chess Board. Pt.6- Sealing and Finishing

Build a Chess Board. Pt.6- Sealing and Finishing


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  1. Michael Allen

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I'm new to wood working and was curious as to why you sand after your coats when using polyurethane or others, is it because the wood absorbs all it can(and each spot varies on how much it can absorb so you just put down a good amount) and then you want to sand away and get rid of all the excess, I suppose after the sealer the wood shouldn't be absorbing much hence what it's there to do. I have a book which is a guide to wood finishing just haven't gotten to the good parts yet (the most useful information yet)

  2. Ryan Brooks

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I know a bunch of wood workers that love using Shellac. Its not over looked

  3. Euripedes Reis

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    design marvel, I have always seen their videos are wonderful pieces!

  4. Chane Garcia

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Otra pregunta más (es la última): En algunos diagramas de ajedrez, la pieza: ALFIL es representado con un yelmo de armadura de caballero medieval en vez de representarlo con una mitra papal. Yo quiero saber cuál es la razón por la cual al alfil se le representa de este modo cuando lo usual es representarlo a él con una mitra y 2 ínfulas que cuelgan de la mitra. Si tú tienes en tu casa libros que hablen sobre "Historia del Ajedrez" o libros que hablen de "El Arte relacionado con el Ajedrez" me gustaría (si no es molestia) que agarres esos libros y busques a ver si ahí dice el por qué al alfil lo representaban antes con un yelmo medieval. ¡Gracias!. / Este tablero de ajedrez que tú muestras acá en el video, si estuviese a la venta ¿Qué precio tiene?, ¿Cuál es lo mínimo razonable en que se puede vender?.

  5. Chane Garcia

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    ¡Hola!, ¿Cómo estás?. Saludos desde la ciudad de Barquisimeto, Venezuela. En una oportunidad yo vi una película, no recuerdo bien, pero me parece que era del Agente 007, en esa película, en una de las escenas había un Rey de Ajedrez que dentro de la pieza del Rey era como un cilindro hueco en donde se podía esconder cosas… ¿Sabes, no?… Mi pregunta es: ¿Se puede construir una caja-tablero de ajedrez que tenga una gaveta secreta y dicha gaveta no está visible, es decir, la gaveta no es tan obvia pues por el lado de afuera no tiene una manilla para agarrarla. ¿Me entiendes?… Para abrir la gaveta secreta habría que colocar el Rey Blanco y el Rey Negro juntos, uno al lado del otro en las casillas centrales del tablero, mediante un mecanismo de imanes o engranajes o lo que sea, esto (colocar los Reyes juntos en el centro) es la única forma de abrir la gaveta secreta que tiene este tablero… Esto que acabo de describir es un tablero de ajedrez hipotético pues yo nunca he visto un ajedrez así. Mi pregunta es: ¿Tú eres capaz de llegar a construir esto?.

  6. Hitchslap

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    0.41 great shellac! infomercial lol

  7. CologneCarter

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Keeping your tools well cleaned and cared for is something that gets lost these days, when it is common to throw away and buy new stuff.
     I am all for getting good tools and spending time on maintenance instead of using and discarding to save a little time. 

  8. 426 SUPER BEE

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I really think since you have done such i very nice job on the board, i think i would spray paint the lacquer finish for a final coat

  9. soulsodano akino

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    you remind me macgyver.

  10. Benjamin Evans-Raspison

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Hi Steve this is fantastic to watch, I was wondering if you would do custom builds and sell them. I would love to do this but as I am not very stable with my arms and hands, it is difficult to do myself. If you would do this, how much would it cost? Thanks

  11. Jim Guernsey

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    could you use lacquer thinner to cut lacquer down for a sealer coat


    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    A) you could rubberband or tape a brush to a paint stick to apply shellac to inside runners…. or, B) rubber band a piece of cloth/rag on the tip of a long
    paint stick to apply it LOLLOL

  13. stupidkidlol

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Woo i have that same exact lamp. Wish i had all ur woodworking tools tho lol

  14. Jason McGinn

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Steve, I've watching this whole series a couple times and am about to do my second cut for the top.

    I'm looking ahead to be ready.. and am wondering how many coats of shellac you applied before sanding. I want to end up with this super clear glass finish you got!


  15. Behemothokun

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    maple and walnut

  16. tolga sezgin

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    hello. Could you tell me the types of wood used?7

  17. Steve Roberson

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Steve I always use brass wool after initial coat of lacquer It contours really well & only takes a slight pass to get smooth results ,, Just saying !

  18. tanukitejon

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    This is way far from being a "home proyect" this is completely a higly sophisticated profetional craft work, where you are using extremely expensive materials, tools and machinery that are far from being affordable for most people. As well as the board itself, im a chess player and that board would cost around U$1000 if not more. You should definetly offer your sevices to Magnus Carlssen.

  19. Piterszczyk

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Been there, done it, roller does not work too well with lacquer, unless you apply by roller to a small section, and then smooth it out with a brush in the direction of the grain. Your lacquer/ varnish has to be quite runny to do that, you have to thin it a little bit first for an even coat.

  20. Greg

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    to clarify the shellac under poly thing. just make sure you use dewaxed shellac and you shouldnt have any issues

  21. Nathan Kim

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    This is a very important question to me. If you were to have enough laquer, can you dip the chess set into it?

  22. Dale Williford

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Steve i cannot fine where you made chess pices did you do this

  23. lurchHa3

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    very nice

  24. SuperAnimeChicken

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I made one like this and sold it for $140, great job

  25. Ryan Juntunen

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Then you are using cheap/poor quality brushes. You want brushes with different tips on the end of the bristles to hold the fluis better and to spread it easier. Using a good quality brush properly is just like using a paint roller just slower. I'd give you more info but I'm busy at the moment sorry.

  26. Ernesto Escobar

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    i meant oak instead of black walnut

  27. Ernesto Escobar

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    i have a question
    can i use oak instead of maple??
    will it have a good color or look like black walnut?
    i live in EL PASO and i have never seen black walnut here

  28. Ernesto Escobar

    April 8, 2018 at 6:22 am

    0-0 man u make this look professional

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