Regulation Size End Grain Chess Board with Gold Leaf

  • Loading...
  • Published on:  Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • In this video I make a regulation size end grain chess board with a brass border and hand carved initials with gold leaf.

    The squares are 2.25" x 2.25" and they are made from ash and black walnut. The frame around the board is 2.5" wide and it's made from black walnut with a tiger maple edge band. The mitered corners of the frame are reinforces with mortise and tenon joinery. Four inch finger slots are routed along the bottom of the two sides. The thickness of the board is 1.25"

    Here's a link to the video on how to build the mortising jig that I used.

    You can find everything else I used in this project at my Amazon storefront at

    The epoxy that I used is from TotalBoat. You can purchase the epoxy and other products from them at a 20% discount using the discount code of WOODUMAKEIT at

    Items I used in this project include:

    Evolution Power Tools RAGE 3 Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw:
    Grizzly G1023RLWX Table Saw
    INCRA Miter Gauge:
    iGaging Caliper:
    TackLife MDG01 Depth Gauge
    Freud Thin Kerf Rip Blade:
    Freud Ultimate Cut-Off Blade:
    DeWalt Planer:
    Ridgid Random Orbit Sander:
    SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander:
    Prostik Abrasive Belt Cleaner:
    Freud 8" Super Dado Set:
    Ridgid Router:
    Freud 3/4" Double Flute Straight Router Bit:
    Hold Down Clamps on the mortising jig:
    Porter-Cable Router Edge Guide:
    Dremel 3000:
    Dremel EZ Lock Cutting Kit:
    Dremel Carving Bits:
    Woodriver Detail Carving Set:
    8" Slow Speed Grinder:
    Titebond III Wood Glue:
    HVLP Spray Gun:
    In-line Moisture Filter:
    Zinsser SealCoat:
    Arm-R-Seal Satin Finish:
    Arm-R-Seal Gloss Finish:
    Crystal Clear Paste Wax:
    Paraffin Oil:
    Pumice Stone:
    3M 220-grit sandpaper:
    Mirlon Scuff Pads Ultra Fine:
    GVS Elipse P100 Dusk Mask Respirator:
    Gold Leaf Sheets:
    Gilding Brush:
    Dux Yellow Burnish Sealer:
    Dux Quick Dry Oil Size:
    1/8" Brass Rod:

    Thank you for subscribing to my channel!

    And be sure to check out my website at !


    Music in this video is from Epidemic Sound:
    00:00 Standing Tall - Magnus Ringblom
    03:48 Summertime Daydream - Peter Sandberg
    08:03 Just Wanted to Tell You - Almost Here
    12:23 To Stella - Bladverk Band
    16:09 Just One More Night With You - Thiago
    20:54 Midnight Serenade - Bladverk Band
    24:04 Got That Feeling - Peter Sandberg
    30:03 Night by Night - Bladverk Band
    33:40 Ages Ago - Ennio Mano
  • Source: