Regulation Size End Grain Chess Board with Gold Leaf

10. Lis 2019.
1 446 673 Pregleda

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"
#chessboard #chess #woodworking
Here's a link to the video on how to build the mortising jig that I used.
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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:
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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

  • Lucky sam

    Ghass3n- غسانGhass3n- غسانPrije 3 dana
  • One day I want a chess board like this:)

    Manny the EntrepreneurManny the EntrepreneurPrije 5 dana
  • Where do you get your lumber from? Amazing project! Thanks

    Chicha GlishaChicha GlishaPrije 8 dana
  • fingers alert! lol

    Maros KabiMaros KabiPrije 9 dana
  • I love this! gotta try making one sometime

    Chandre MoralesChandre MoralesPrije 12 dana
  • Love how you don't and you didn't spend a third of the video, talking about what your trying to achieve! Instead you just got on with it. 😃 Don't think you needed the naff music background though! I'm nit picking. Still fantastically presented. A few other HRex presenters, should take note. 😃

    Blues ManBlues ManPrije 12 dana
  • Too thick. Too wide frame. Massive waste, but nice craftmanship.

    MegaBrorsanMegaBrorsanPrije 13 dana
  • How can i buy i chessbord set like that sir.

    niel oswold ambrosioniel oswold ambrosioPrije 15 dana
  • Wow 1$ per gold leaf ? I'm gonna use that to wipe my butt lol

    We are not livestockWe are not livestockPrije 15 dana
  • This can be yours for only a trilion bucks LUL

    Warlord DKWarlord DKPrije 16 dana
  • A similar facebook video would have a techno dub step type aweful music skipping the explanation and craftsmanship. Great video. I wish I could afford it myself.

    Riveriux PhenomRiveriux PhenomPrije 16 dana
  • Simply outstanding Cost please

    Yeshwant KulkarniYeshwant KulkarniPrije 16 dana
  • super

    Arif TagiyevArif TagiyevPrije 17 dana
  • Hello. How can I get one of this?

    Petrit XhuveliPetrit XhuveliPrije 21 dan
  • absolutely gorgeous, it'd be an honor to play on a chess board of this caliber

    Ruben Santillan Ochoa IIIRuben Santillan Ochoa IIIPrije 23 dana
  • Yes

    Joe PogodaJoe PogodaPrije 24 dana
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Chew Bone Jr.Chew Bone Jr.Prije 26 dana
  • Simply amazing!!

    Señor NormalSeñor NormalPrije 28 dana
  • 👍👍👍

    Рамис ФазулзяновРамис ФазулзяновPrije 28 dana
  • надписи резьба коряво получилось а так доска класс

    s3ks3kPrije 29 dana
  • Unbelievable. Subscribed!

    M PM PPrije mjesec
  • Absolutely amazing.

    M PM PPrije mjesec
  • hmmm would using joints to help keep them perfectly aligned work? more work but i am also curious if it would not move as much due to humidity. and i wonder if using woods not susceptible to humidity changes would work best?

    OmnidestrophicOmnidestrophicPrije mjesec
  • I wood if I cood.

    TestTestPrije mjesec
  • Absolutely gorgeous. How much would one of these cost?

    Zeus MegabeardZeus MegabeardPrije mjesec
  • Impressive!!!!!!!

    clysack07clysack07Prije mjesec
  • Squares are too Big. Sorry bro.

    Billbo FaginsBillbo FaginsPrije mjesec
  • You did an amazing job 👍

    abdouabdouPrije mjesec
  • Beautiful just beautiful sir wish I could get one

    Ed ParisEd ParisPrije mjesec
  • 1:31 Ouch.... too close...

    Diamond FirstDiamond FirstPrije mjesec
  • What a beautiful chess board. SAM must be wealthy!

    michael romeomichael romeoPrije mjesec
  • MUY BUEN TRABAJO, FELICITACIONES !!!! un saludo desde Montevideo - Uruguay

    Angel AguileraAngel AguileraPrije mjesec
  • this is sheer beauty, wow

    Ethan MorenoEthan MorenoPrije mjesec
  • I was interested in the gold name part but ended up watching the whole video. Btw I have experience working with wood so I know how tought it can be. It requieres a lot of patience.

    RG CRG CPrije mjesec
  • I don't know HOW this guy hasn't lost a finger yet. Extremely careless.

    Seeing DragonsSeeing DragonsPrije mjesec
    • Oh hey there’s the hate comment lol takes a special person to watch what was just made, and point out what you thought was careless. You’re really insecure and it’s showing lol

      The City OfficialThe City OfficialPrije mjesec
  • _Sir, you're a master in wood work_

    Spoke FistsSpoke FistsPrije mjesec
  • I'm a fan, no doubt, but could have done without the lounge music, LOL! Great work!

    Kashishimoto HowardKashishimoto HowardPrije mjesec
  • Amazing.

    Jack SparrowJack SparrowPrije mjesec
  • 6:39 Having said that, "close" is a relative term. 36:58 I might, but I would never compare what I could do to your work. Not to speak poorly of your work,! ...but, I kind of expected you to make the pieces as well.

    Bert VisscherBert VisscherPrije mjesec
  • if i had time i would love to make one.. nice job man!

    dvolada81dvolada81Prije mjesec
  • Absolutely beautiful work!

    Conrad KappelConrad KappelPrije mjesec
  • Excellent and beauty music.

    Marek WaczyńskiMarek WaczyńskiPrije mjesec
  • Can I ask how much you charge to make that?

    Jason PhamJason PhamPrije mjesec
  • Very beautiful piece of work, I so wanted to see the chess pieces that would go with your beautiful board.

    Blue HawkBlue HawkPrije mjesec
  • Amazing craftmanship, thank you for sharing this

    Peter ElefteriadisPeter ElefteriadisPrije mjesec
  • hav maç lan bu

    BERA TUNÇBERA TUNÇPrije mjesec
  • It might just be that I grew up with a sign painter for a father, but watching the lettering and gilding made me cringe a little.

    ZetimenvecZetimenvecPrije mjesec
  • OH, man, you should sell such a thing!

    Leandro Ferreira FernandesLeandro Ferreira FernandesPrije mjesec
  • Yes I also think that 5 am is a very good time to watch this 37 minutes video

    Houssem AmamiHoussem AmamiPrije mjesec
  • gosh a client with a recursive name

    Bo ChenBo ChenPrije mjesec
  • What the hell! This is not a chessboard, this is a piece of art!

    Leandro Ferreira FernandesLeandro Ferreira FernandesPrije mjesec
  • How much did you charge sam for this?

    Khawar IqbalKhawar IqbalPrije mjesec
  • So much hard work involved.. wasn't aware... appreciate the video. Thanks

    Arjun ChaudharyArjun ChaudharyPrije mjesec
  • Whinged how much I had to pay for a quality wooden chessboard but now it seems a small price to pay

    Kevin GallagherKevin GallagherPrije mjesec
  • @18.00 Anyone else also hold their breath while he was carving? 😂

    SRADracerSRADracerPrije mjesec
  • Beautiful work. Nicely done

    AlexAlexPrije mjesec
  • I want one

    Trent BuffingtonTrent BuffingtonPrije mjesec
  • So are u still doing this 👀 cuz i want one

    Anisty KidAnisty KidPrije mjesec
    • Yes, I've been making a lot of chess boards for viewers who reach out to me. You can contact me at if you'd like to discuss.

      Wood U Make ItWood U Make ItPrije mjesec
  • Beautiful chessboard, You make it look so easy. I wish I could have one just like that with RJB in gold leaf. I'm not much of a chess player, but I do like quality chessboards & pieces they look fantastic. Well done.

    robert bennettrobert bennettPrije mjesec
  • Dude that was awesome.

    Petair28Petair28Prije mjesec
  • .

    Ways To Be A BadassWays To Be A BadassPrije mjesec
  • Spectacular work! Curious as well the name of the pianist;/CD

    jpcannavojpcannavoPrije mjesec
    • Thanks! You can find a list of all the music if you scroll to the bottom of the description.

      Wood U Make ItWood U Make ItPrije mjesec
  • The gold leaf was a bad choice. It looks gaudy and ruins the flow of the visual design... Too bad. the board is great otherwise.

    danieljacobson74danieljacobson74Prije mjesec
  • I “woodn’t” (couldn’t) make it but I’d certainly commission one from you...!

    TwistedSouLTwistedSouLPrije mjesec
    • Me too. Tell me how much.

      JohnnyAppleseedJohnnyAppleseedPrije mjesec
  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. If a Mercedes were a chess board 👌

    Michael ThiemannMichael ThiemannPrije mjesec
  • Master piece

    عبدالله الزبيدي الزبيديعبدالله الزبيدي الزبيديPrije mjesec
  • Dude!!! You are amazing!!!

    Sinidica WadeSinidica WadePrije mjesec
  • Hi, can you do one for me, i will buy it

    Prince KhelifPrince KhelifPrije mjesec
  • How would you polish the brass in the future? I would hate to stain the wood!

    Trevor BoultwoodTrevor BoultwoodPrije mjesec
    • The brass is protected by the finish, so hopefully that will slow down the oxidation process. The brass would never be polished from this point forward.

      Wood U Make ItWood U Make ItPrije mjesec
  • Gorgeous

    Guðmumdur Jónas HaraldssonGuðmumdur Jónas HaraldssonPrije mjesec
  • I, as someone who has never used a circular tablesaw in my life, was wondering why you have your hand so close to the spinning blade at 1:31? Or was it further away from the blade than it looks?

    Marc van KanMarc van KanPrije mjesec
    • Yeah, it was actually not that close. The camera angles can make that deceiving sometimes.

      Wood U Make ItWood U Make ItPrije mjesec
  • wow how much does it cost?

    TheTHEHAZTheTHEHAZPrije mjesec
  • This was very lovely and relaxing to watch ! Thanks.

    Leon SotirovskiLeon SotirovskiPrije mjesec
  • at 17:49 i stopped breathing for a while........

    Arif ShaikArif ShaikPrije mjesec
  • First - this is exquisite work. Second, I don't have the wood, the tools, or the knowledge so no, I won't attempt it! Congratulations!

    Julie EnslowJulie EnslowPrije mjesec
  • Yep, now that's a thing of beauty. Awesome wood skills.

    Captain SenaCaptain SenaPrije mjesec
  • Incredible

    Warren StatmanWarren StatmanPrije mjesec
  • Main brain melted during the finger scene xD

    leseFaulleseFaulPrije mjesec
  • "I think that looks pretty good"?? What in the world is something that looks great to you?! What a masterpiece! I wish the frame was just a bit steeped downwards instead of completely flat, but that;s just a preference thing.

    Skate Or DieSkate Or DiePrije mjesec
  • this chess board looks amazing, I have a very hard time not being jealous of your amazing talent, you make it look so easy, maybe one day I will try it.

    fenderedddfenderedddPrije mjesec
  • If there's a heaven, you're definitely going there

    Richard RobertsRichard RobertsPrije mjesec
  • Great video, I most certainly would make this😌 snapped my fingers at the end!

    thachase34thachase34Prije mjesec
  • Everything looked awesome, except the gold leaf, in my opinion.

    TheMASDrummerTheMASDrummerPrije mjesec
  • Very beautiful! I like chess but not that much. I can only imagine what it would cost to commission such a project.

    The Conservative Social RegressiveThe Conservative Social RegressivePrije mjesec
  • Wow! Truly a masterpiece!

    Helix 54Helix 54Prije mjesec
  • He's a witch!

    James FriedmanJames FriedmanPrije mjesec
  • Simply the best !!

    Young MindsYoung MindsPrije mjesec
  • Man I really have enjoyed this video, I would love to own one of these boards

    Mistah JMistah JPrije mjesec
  • I'm watching thinking, "I can do this..." then the wood carving section came up... And that ended that...

    Stan LeeryStan LeeryPrije mjesec
  • Fantástico,muito capricho, parabéns

    Douglas BarretoDouglas BarretoPrije mjesec
  • Beautifully executed board, sir. High end quality piece for sure. Do you make the chess pieces too? BTW, SUB'd.

    Thomas RussellThomas RussellPrije mjesec
  • Great choice of music and great insight. Can't be taken for granted when most videos like this use some horrible overused EDM song and have no talking on them.

    RCmiesRCmiesPrije mjesec
  • Looks amazing. I just wish the white squares didn’t have this brown design on them! Over all it’s great😍 I’d love to have one like it with my initials on it

    Bassel SalhaBassel SalhaPrije mjesec
  • Great work. But I spit on your jazz collection.

    JohnJohnPrije mjesec
  • These is an over achiever in every crowd. Subscribed, thank you.

    Old 25 acpOld 25 acpPrije mjesec
  • Fabulous !

    huskyjerkhuskyjerkPrije 2 mjeseci
  • 5 commercial is to much, I liked this video but I would never want to give an abo because the commercial is to heavy and annoying.

    Petro GcrackerPetro GcrackerPrije 2 mjeseci
  • i just want to come hang out in the shop and learn lol

    tony thetigertony thetigerPrije 2 mjeseci
  • ​*너무좋아요* (첫사랑이생각나네요) _아련한추억들이_ 새록새록 피어나게 하는 음악 입니다. 좋은곡 많이 올려 주셔서 감사합니다. #공부가잘되는음악

    biggbiggPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Nice work! Noticed you cut your dados in one pass.... how powerful is your saw?

    Attila BalintAttila BalintPrije 2 mjeseci
    • It's a 3HP table saw

      Wood U Make ItWood U Make ItPrije mjesec