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    3 days ago
  • Derek replied to the topic 'White marks on a chess board' in the forum.
    Hmmmmmmm, I would have to say it's the heat and humidity effecting it and the surface that the chess pieces are sitting on are no being exposed to the same level of heat and humidity.

    To suggest that there is something wrong with the finish you applied would be the wrong answer to give you. The finish is fine but since you chose Bees Wax there are certain risks that come with it one of which is when exposed to rapid heat or cold it does not react as we would like. Place a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer on the wood and it will quickly show you what the consequences are. Those examples are the extreme. What I am thinking is you have a very slow version of the examples that I gave going on with you board.
    Since the humidity in you area is consistently in the high range, the felt bottom and the board surface are not getting the same intake or output of humidity because the felt is acting as a barrier of sorts. If the pieces are sitting there for a prolonged period and the surface can not stabilize it's self then it shows it by causing the ring effect. The ring effect could also be from too much wax and it is not fully buffed out and in combination with the high humidity it compounds the problem between the board surface and the chess pieces.

    Keep the chess pieces off of the board ( as you have already done of course ) and let some time pass to see if the wax sorts itself out. I would give it a few weeks and see if the rings slowly disappear. The only thing to do if the rings are still present is to scrape the wax off, sanding and then refinish it completely. A card scraper is the tool I would use to accomplish the task.

    If you refinish the board, make sure the bottom of the board is also given some oil ( one coat should be sufficient ) and this will help stabilize the wood and it's ability to expand and contract because of humidity changes or extremes. A light coat or two of the bees wax fully buffed out between coats should be great. Just keep everything off of it when not in use.

    If you have anything else on this please let us know and good luck with this. I hope this is of some help.

    Derek
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    4 days ago
  • donbedggood created a new topic ' White marks on a chess board' in the forum.
    Hi,
    I am above beginner stage in my word working and made my son a chess board, the details is as follows, the dark squares is Burmese Rosewood, the white squares is American White Oak, the inlays is Canadian Beech and the surround is Malaysian Meranti.

    It was sand papered from 100 grit to 800 grit, the three coats of Rustin's Danish oil was applied (24 hours between coatings) and then finally two coats of bees wax polish again 24 hours between coatings. Something strange has happened where the glass chess pieces stand white ring the size of the chess piece has appeared (the pieces have felt underside) Please see attached photo.

    What advice can my fellow members give me to fix this, must strip and re sand, seal it with the Danish Oils and use a varnish instead of the polish, please help!
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    4 days ago
  • just orderd a scroll saw from sears cant wait to try it never had one before
    1 week ago
  • Glen replied to the topic 'Hello from Arizona' in the forum.
    Welcome to the club!! Great to have you here!! If you have any questions just ask!! Pictures are always a plus!!
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    1 week ago
  • Newbe to woodworking. I have wanted to set up my personal shop for the past 30 years. Now i'm finally doing it!
    1 week ago
  • It's time to start getting a few bandsaw boxes finished today. I am really happy with the popularity of these boxes and I am almost ready to start writing the narrative on how and why I take certain steps in creating each box. I am pretty sure everyone will glean something out of it and I hope others will tackle a few themselves. Stay tuned. :)
    1 week ago
  • AzDusty created a new topic ' Hello from Arizona' in the forum.
    I have not done much woodworking since I was younger, but this year I would like to build a few small boxes for my granddaughters and their parents as a keepsake.

    Don't have much in the way of tools, a new router (with bits), a table saw and a skill saw.

    Anyway, I live in Southeastern Arizona near Tombstone and am married. Love camping, fishing, hunting and or just chilling. Trying to pickup woodworking as another form of treatment for PTSD.

    Yes I served, US Navy 16 years with 14 being at sea.

    Thanks for approving my membership
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  • I am thinking that my garage/workshop is in desperate need of sorting......it is a bomb site at the moment!
    2 weeks ago
  • Time to make more End-grain Butcher Blocks, Bandsaw Boxes and sand down some handles for my Pizza Peels. Other than that a relaxing day.... :)
    2 weeks ago
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  • Derek replied to the topic 'toy vehicle patterns' in the forum.
    Hi Tony and yes it did work. The first link you gave took me to some bad google listing coming up in the search list. It's all good now and thank you.

    Derek
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    2 weeks ago
  • Derek thanks user 'tonychar' in the forum message ' toy vehicle patterns'.
    2 weeks ago