Woodwoking class – Making a chess game

Reviews: Average review: 5 Number of reviews: ( 3) Level: Beginner Category: ,

Are you a chess lover who has always dreamed of having your own beautiful solid wood board to perfect your game? Do you want to try your hand at woodworking?

During these 4 sessions of 3 hours, Guillaume, will guide you to build your own chess board.

During the first part of this course (2 sessions) you will be trained to use the wood lathe to shape the pieces.
The second part of the course (2 sessions) will be used to make the game board. We will use walnut and Montreal ash.

This course will be the perfect opportunity to discover woodworking using different machines and techniques, such as :
bench saw, miter saw, band saw, planer, router, wood lathe, gluing, tongue and groove assembly, sanding, finishing (varnish and oils)…

Skills required: None, other than loving to play chess!

Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ for the checkerboard and 16″ x 16″ for the total.

In addition to the 4 sessions, this Course offers you complimentary access to 6 hours of self-paced workshop time to advance your board between sessions.

The price includes all necessary materials, including a game of chess with the instructor.


:date: The dates of our courses (4 sessions of 3 hours each):

:danger:  INTENSIVE courses (4 sessions of 3 hours, over 2 days) – Don’t forget your lunch!

    • – Starts on Sunday, July 14 and continues on Sunday, July 21, from 10 am to 1pm, then from 2pm to 5pm.

Past makers' reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
13 October 2023

J’ai aimé les différentes techniques, les conseils et explications, le matériel disponible, le défi à ma hauteur (et pouvant être variable selon le niveau de chacun).

13 October 2023

Je suis vraiment satisfaites des nouvelles techniques apprises !

16 September 2023

Les points forts:

Les explications a propos des machines de menuiserie (fonctionnement et consignes de securite).

Les explications a propos du bois et des assemblages.

Le savoir faire theorique et pratique de la personne donnant les cours.


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$399 + txs