Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Gorgeous Oregon!
Wow guys! Thanks for all the input. I think moving forward with this project, I need to buy a cheap wood lathe from Harbor Freight. I know it's not ideal, but I can probably pick one up for $79.99 plus a 20% coupon. I also need to research how to do wood inlays. TimPa brought up a good point about the inlays, they look intricate and time consuming. That's a nice looking chessboard, Catpower. Thanks for the tips. I want to make my own board eventually too. I especially enjoyed everyone's view of Portland. You guys hit the nail on the head lol! Portland is a unique city for sure. Our motto is "Keep Portland Weird." I work right down the road from Voodoo Donuts. That place is popping all day long. And yes we have our shortcomings....they say every rose has its thorns and Portland is nicknamed the Rose City for a reason. Maybe once I get this chess set mapped out and finished I can start selling full sets out of my garage to offset the cost of living here...it aint cheap lol! If you guys have anything additional, please chime in. I'll keep you guys posted on how the project is coming!! Thanks again.
The Voodoo behind glorious Buckman Field or the one downtown? Downtown scares me so I never really venture too far near it, not to mention the crazy traffic it has.
If you are just starting out in woodworking then I would suggest holding off on trying to sell things until a while later when you perfect your techniques.
"Dreams are stronger than poison and seize more firmly than disease, once captured one can not escape. It's a real curse, but for adventurers who are dedicated to it, body and soul, people without dreams are more frightening than death" (Made in Abyss). The Twenty Seventeen anime of the year, it definitely deserves that award. It's a show you don't expect to throw you off as much as it does. It may be Moe but it's certainly not lighthearted, just the opposite.