Internal end grain strip on the moulding of the chessboard frame

Internal end grain strip on the moulding of the chessboard frame


I often insert contrasting strip between playing field and the frame of the chessboard For example, padauk strip was inserted between ash frame and the playing field in this chessboard I had an idea to insert the same strip directly on the moulding I don’t know if I will be able to do this accurate, but I will try I am going to do the following I will make this type of moulding and will make the middle part of another wood The middle part will be dark and the edges will be light I’m not sure whether I will be so accurate to do this This frame will look interesting if successful The moulding will start here and end here The walnut strip will be in the middle I drew the vector of the moulding. The rectangle is the walnut strip This line will be dark Then an accurate CNC milling It is very important to set correct X, Y zero point, but this can be done only manually with the ruler I will know if I was accurate only after milling This is the final result with the glued playing field I guess it looks not bad 1 mm indentations were made at the top and bottom of the walnut strip I think I could decrease them to 0.5 mm, but in any case they are necessary. It is impossible to mill exactly on the walnut edges By the way all the light squares were made of birch without gluing I had a chance to find thick well dried birch lumber and so was able to make each square of one piece of wood I used 60 mm thick walnut lumber and 75 thick birch lumber to make entire 57 mm squares It is not easy to find kiln dried thick lumber

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