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. https://www.thvideos.net/video/mKZJyBuqYIs/video.html
You can find everything else I used in this project at my Amazon storefront at https://www.amazon.com/shop/woodumakeit.
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 https://www.jamestowndistributors.com.
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