How To Make Your Own Chess Board
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Although my chosen screen-name is SonofPearl, I am also proud to be the SonofRay.
My Dad (pictured!) is now retired, but was a welder by trade and is one of those people who can turn his hand to any physical or mechanical task.
I fondly remember him building a patio in our back garden when I was a young boy. It didn't occur to me at the time that he had never done anything like that before. He just asked around, read up on the subject, prepared meticulously, and then had a go.
My Dad passed on many things to me that I am very grateful for (he even taught me to play chess!) but his DIY skills stubbornly refused to transfer to my hands and mind.
Anyway, I was reminded of this fact when I recently discovered the video below. If I had to try to make a chessboard, I would do it square by square and glue them all together. There is a much better way, which is just the sort of thing that would be obvious to my Dad, but would never occur to me at all!