Build a Chess Board. Pt.7- Hand-rubbed finish

Build a Chess Board. Pt.7- Hand-rubbed finish


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  1. Hans Hartung

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Absolutely beautiful I enjoyed all seven episodes, and am awe struck with the way this turned out. Makes me feel inadequate in my ability to do woodworking. I have a chess set that I purchased back in the 60's, although they are plastic, they are sculpted with a lot of detail. A chess set such as this one would complement my chess pieces. I have to admit, I did build a chess table with piece holders, and it turned out great. It was for a friend when I was stationed in Katterbach, Germany. The uniqueness of the chess board was that the center 4 squares were about 1 inch tall, the next square of squares was 1 1/2 inches tall and they kept going up by 1/2 inch on each successive row and columns. When playing with this board, it was totally impossible to lose any pieces because it was a 3 dimensional board. As far as I know, my friend that I made this for, still owns this chess set. The tables and the piece holders stacked one on top of the other. I should have taken pictures of this when I had built it. Ah, hind sight is always 20/20.

  2. Danny James

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    that is a beautiful finish

  3. joe starkie

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    just brilliant

  4. Rafacacho

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    You need to make a new tutorial on that kind of finish. Your finishing 101 vid is away from this!

  5. Francesco Zeno Ceccarini

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    It has been a pleasure to watch! You have a lot of tools and machines, compared with me

  6. taylor4yachts

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Well, I sat through all 7 videos. Beautiful work.

  7. Hans Henrik Larsen

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Watched every second of the 7 episodes. Actually some of them twice.

  8. 808skickin

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    What's the best way to make sure your strips are cut on a square angle? I just cut three boards up and because they aren't 90 degrees they done sit flush…instead a ripple effect

  9. bettyann mcpeak

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    all seven, twice

  10. Ryan Paszek

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Holy Cow, that is something else!

  11. Logan Brunson

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    awesome project, great detail – thanks!

  12. Cary Douglass

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Absolutely amazing to watch that board come to life. You are indeed very talented. I am glad I started watching your videos you have gotten me real interested in woodworking. Thanks

  13. likwidchris

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    came across this video a few years ago and how glossy that finish is still blows my mind.

  14. Chris Wyman

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    can I use your step 7, the polishing step for a dining room table I've finished? I Just can't seem to get rid of the brush marks.

  15. Greg Smith

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    8:52 Words that would haunt you for the next 8 years 🙂

  16. Matt spahn

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Thank you for sharing. You are an excellent teacher with detailed steps. I created a version using your tutorial including turning my own pieces.

  17. Debra Nygren

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    fetus wyatt! (prob spelled wrong but you get the idea)

  18. Daniel Littleton

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    i went back and watched all the videos after seeing your most recent post. exciting how things change. You wouldn't have made any plans for this board wood you. <– haha see what i did there.

  19. Allen S

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Thanks, Steve! I watched all 7 and it was one of the best I've seen. I made my first chess board over 40 years ago in high school woodshop. You've inspired me to take on another. Thanks for all the wonderful wood- and camera-work!

  20. ncmcgoverns

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Fun to go back and see your old videos, we taught my daughter how to play chess over the Christmas break on a trip out to California and thought I would see if any of the wood workers I subscribe to make them and this one is great! What a shine! Would you still shine the same way or have you learned new methods to get the same high gloss finish?

  21. Dean Reynolds

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    what a project and yes I lasted though all 7 episodes,That was real labour of love

  22. Craig Nicholls

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Hi Steve, I've been watching your chanel for a while now and really enjoy the way you do things and the way your personality comes across. today I thought I would check out some of your first videos to see how things have changed. I must say that I was really impressed by these early videos and how natural you are in them. I will enjoy watching your older videos and as always looking forward to seeing new one's. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  23. Ray Bundrick

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    You said tell you if we watched all 7. Yes this is the third time.

  24. MrWecantstophere

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    great videos…:-) where can you buy the pumice and rotten bottles locally?what type of store? I'd like to try the stuff

  25. John McCarthy

    April 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I'd like to let you know that I watched all 7 and to see that beautiful finish at the end was worth the wait. Good work Steve!

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