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MY Butterfly Wing chess board and another one . . . (memoir)


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #21

    DENVERHIGH

    It has been quiet on this post.


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #22

    NTFSBUG

    An update on my board. We had to replace the back of the board due to my grandfather damaging it quite badly years ago. Quite interestingly enough, there were several newspapers and a hand drawn map inside. After putting everything back the way we found it, we replaced the old torn board with a newer board. (That looked exactly like the old one, but undamaged) It was very interesting to take a step back in time and see what things were like back in the day in a country like Brazil. But the mystery will remain, where does the map lead?
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23

    DENVERHIGH

    NTFSBUG wrote:
    An update on my board. We had to replace the back of the board due to my grandfather damaging it quite badly years ago. . But the mystery will remain, where does the map lead?

    Maybe the mystery could be a book or a movie! Start writing.

    Hi NTFSBUG:

    I also had to replace the back board which was not flat and bent. I removed it from the frame and found that the butterfly wings are pasted onto the glass. So if the glass breaks then the art chess board would be gone forever.

    I took it to a glass shop and the owner who I have know for thirty years spent an hour talking and cutting another glass to protect the original. Making sure that it would last. I also purchased 1/8" finished veneer for the back. Refinished the frame and now It hangs on the living room wall. I can take it down and lay it on a table to use and play on it.

    I wonder which of my four sons or six grandchildren will inherit this chess board?

    Bye

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #24

    HellCraft

    Those are real butterfly wings? Poor butterflies.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #25

    NTFSBUG

    That is very interesting. We noticed the same thing with the wings being pasted on the glass as well. Fortunately the board was in good enough shape that we did not have to do much work to it. But to keep it like new, we keep it in a very safe place in the house.... Great suggestion though! That would be quite interesting. It would make for a great mystery starting in the jungles of Brazil! Any of them have fine taste who takes great care of things and a great enjoyment of chess? Because I would want to know that it would get taken care of. By the way! If you want to sort of see the board, my profile pic is of me with the board. Not sure if you can see it very well.... I am thinking about eventually posting pictures of it. Again, amazing to know that there are more out there! Thanks for sharing yours!
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #26

    DENVERHIGH

    NTFSBUG wrote:
     By the way! If you want to sort of see the board, my profile pic is of me with the board. Not sure if you can see it very well.... I am thinking about eventually posting pictures of it. Again, amazing to know that there are more out there! Thanks for sharing yours!

    Hi Again

    I went to your profile. I can see the board and the flourencent white squares. I see the frame is thicker, rounder and almost the same color as mine.

    I can see white has taken four pawns on the queen side. White has castled. Were you playing someone? Who won?

    Take some photos and post them. I enlarged your photo to be able to see it better.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #27

    BorgQueen

    Looks like a fabricated position to me :-P

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #28

    DENVERHIGH

    Borg:

    I don't know but if he was using something like the Evans gambit then he would give away three of the pawns in the opening.

    His black bishop could have gone to g5 and backed up to h4.

    It is too hard to see the line of pawns in front of the castled king.

    It's all speculation.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #29

    BorgQueen

    Of course it is speculation, but when I look at the left side of the board, I see an awful lot of black pieces in white's camp.  Looks like white is being totally crushed into the bottom right corner of the board and black is dominating the rest.  Looks to me like there is nothing left the think about.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #30

    NTFSBUG

    Unfortunately I wrote a comment, left the computer, tried to send it and it did not seem to send! So in case it didn't, I am writing it again. Before I go any further, @BorgQueen. My goodness.... I am so sorry but I cannot believe I did not think of creating that profile first. That is awesome. Now down to business. A while back, I played a girl I am very fond of. The game had lasted a couple hours due to lots of talking and going off on rabbit trails. I did have the upper hand until I had made a major mistake towards the end of the game and had no room for recovery. Now the position that you actually see was a position we were in earlier in the game. When my dad came in the room, looked at the board and thought he saw a four move check mate. My friend had taken a picture of the board so we could go back and try and figure it out after the game because we could not see it. We left it there, and a few days later a photographer came in to take my senior photos. I had it in that position and we both decided it would look great for photos so we just decided to use it. And that is how the picture came to be. Now please forgive me. But I have no idea how to post pictures in the reply. :P
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #31

    BorgQueen

    Posting a picture:

    Click the second button, the one next to the little chessboard.

    Click the Browse button.

    Double click the picture file you want to display.

    Click Insert.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #32

    NTFSBUG

    For some reason the bar that has the font size, chess board, font color, got turned off when you have the compatibility on. Lets just say the Win8 Dev Version is still a little clunky. Tongue out I will try getting pics soon.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #33

    DENVERHIGH

    NTFSBUG wrote:

    For some reason the bar that has the font size, chess board, font color, got turned off when you have the compatibility on. Lets just say the Win8 Dev Version is still a little clunky.  I will try getting pics soon.

    Hmmm.. Still waiting for your input.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #34

    NTFSBUG

    It has only taken me two years or so.... But here is a good picture!
  • 11 months ago · Quote · #35

    chessarx

    That looks incredible! Thanks for sharing.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #36

    Conflagration_Planet

    PrawnEatsPrawn wrote:

    Nice board, butterfly wings are so decorative.

    I'm glad this puke's gone.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #37

    BorgQueen

    Those pieces are way too big for that board!

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #38

    DENVERHIGH

    Your butterfly wing board looks great. The wood frame is thinner than mine and the white square have two wings and a small extra piece on each. Mine has four pieces of wing on each white square.

    I went looking for the woman that gave me my board, but it seems she is gone from the Book store and retired. Never knew her name.

    This July at our city fair I ran into a exhibit of live butterflies. Three styles of them and they even hatch them there. You could walk through and the butterfly landed on you as you walked. When you left you had to look in a mirror and make sure you didn't have any butterflies on you before departing.

    I said to one of the employees, "Say how long do the butterlies live and what do you do with the dead ones?" Thinking of the butterfly wings.

    He said, "Since we have several type some live longer that others. Some of the dead ones we give to a woman here at the fair and she make jewelry out of them. The rest that she doesn't want we throw them in the garbage can."

    I thought that I could take the large dead ones and make another chess board out of them.

    Here is my board again.


        

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #39

    Conflagration_Planet

    kco wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:
    PrawnEatsPrawn wrote:

    Nice board, butterfly wings are so decorative.

    I'm glad this puke's gone.

    careful there, he is still around.

    Why be careful. The puke knows what I think of him.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #40

    9kick9

    The boards are very nice! Thanks for the pics!!!!!!


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