[blindwoodworker] Re: chess board

 Yes they stay put very well. I am blind and have lots of experance with it
and they stay put very well. The sets that use pegs and holes are no
comparison to my set. Phil

 

From: blindwoodworker-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindwoodworker-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Sherrer
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:48 AM
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Will the pieces stay put when a  blind person's is checking out the board
with his/her hands?

John

 

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[mailto:blindwoodworker-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:12 PM
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Subject: [blindwoodworker] Re: chess board

 

 John, I started with a board that Hadley School for the Blind gives to
their students. I reinforced the bottom to make it thicker. I then drilled a
7/16 inch hole 1/8 inch deep in the center of each square and inserted a
netal piece. I then removed the peg from the pieces and drilled a hole and
inserted a .47 inch diameter magnet. The magnet has 4 pounds of pull.

 I tested several magnets and this seams to work the best.

 I sell the set for $100 and for $10 I include a 4 x 12 inch board with
metal pieces in it to put the captured pieces. Phil Haaland phone
806-333-2025  

 

From: blindwoodworker-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindwoodworker-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Sherrer
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:02 PM
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Hi Phil

Please tell us about your chess board and how hyou modified it.

John

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