DIY Chessboard made with CNC
Home made chessboard with CNC. Paths are generated with Estlcam (http://www.estlcam.com/)
As it is hard to provide complete files since it depends on your machine setup, this is more of a contribution to spark some ideas if someone are interested. A fun project!
I browsed for chessboards and found this one which I used for my project: Chessboard found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chess-board-with-letters_nevit_111.svg. So a tribute to Nevit Dilmen for sharing this.
Base part was made from an old oak countertop I had lying around. White parts made from some pinewood.
- First I leveled the oak plate on top and bottom, then measured the heigth of the plate to program the milling
- Did the carving of all numbers and chamfering
- Milled out the holes for the white parts, then cut out the piece. I chose to go down 12mm for the whiteparts
- Cut out the whiteparts (first leveled the pinewood to 12.2 mm.
- Used wood glue on the white parts and knocked them into place.
- Sanding. Lot of it!
- Since the oak plate was old and probably had a high level of moisture the plate started bending slightly when I cut it out. So some of the holes for the white parts was slightly off. I therefore made some wood filler from the sanding and filled in all minor gaps plus the numbers/letters
- Sanding again :D
- Oiled the thing - finito!
Hope you like it :D
|Knocking in those white parts!
|After white parts was in place I made some
woodfiller to close any gaps
|CNC Machine in action
cutting white parts