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I am so happy with how our wood grain mousepad chess boards came out I am looking for your recommendations on new combinations I should put out.
Finding wicked patterns for the dark wood is easy. It is finding a white square color that goes with it that's a pain.
Any help would be appreciated. Get me a cool one that I want to print and I might even let you help me name it!
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a subsidiary of Wood Expressions
so basically u want free design ideas without paying and u profit.. smart move
I know this may be hard for you to understand, but I listen to my customers and value their feedback. So why not ask the people in this forum their ideas? These are the customers I want to make my products for. Who better to ask for their opinions?
Anytime you want to match up what each of us has given back to the chess community...bring it on. All I see from you is negativity. I helped sponsor 4 chess tournaments and donated to over a dozen chess groups. What about you?
guardianx9, you need to get a grip.
Shelby is only asking what we want as chess boards.
You have said, many, many times how the silicone board is the best. You like how lightweight it is and that is will not wrinkle or crease. You have not agreed that the stickiness of the board with pieces on it is a problem.
Well, these thin, mousepad boards give everything you like in a silicone board and a lot more.
Not only is the board wrinkle free and light, but the pieces slide nicely on it as the top is all polyester, smooth.
The board first showed from Glen Butterman, who has passed away this past January, R.I.P.
Glen started with the various wood grain finishes. I convinced him to come out with the green, which he did.
Then, as Glen slowed down in producing these boards, Shelby came out with his version of the boards. And the ones he produced are excellent.
Since then Raphael, of the Chess House, came out with his version but only in green.
Now, Shelby is giving us the opportunity to get boards of the color and pattern design that we would like best with different Chess pieces and woods.
He is doing us a service, not the other way around.
So u get free design ideas and profit so much from it u use the profit according to u donate a small portion of the profit to make u look like a nice guy.. indeed a smart move !!
I met Shelby earlier this year at a state scholastic tournament in Santa Clara, Ca. GM Enrico Sevillano, and I were looking at some of his merchandise, and i can tell you that the man genuinely cares about his customers.
Without Pics this thread is superfluous.!
Dude, you are really wrong in this. You really should stop before you go too far showing yourself the jerk.
I understand you do not want to spend any money on any chess stuff. Yes, that is called cheap.
All the guy is doing is asking what we want so he can have it made. I don't see anyone other than Carl doing this.
And the end result is we get the products we want that never existed before. But being a cheap ass, you are ignorant to all this nicety.
And how much are these boards? The answer is well under $20. So get real and quit attacking.
Best to completely ignore those who have nothing positive to contribute. They are looking to evoke responses in order to continue defecating their negativity. Without the attention of others to feed on, like weeds deprived of water they will eventually dry up and blow away.
I need to stop reacting to the trolls. Here are a couple of combinations that I was thinking of for the new boards. I took the pics on top of one of the Rosewood Mousepad boards so people can get the idea of what I was thinking.
This is a dark rosewood and oak.
now for the walnut burl and dark rosewood
and the dark rosewood and wicked burl
now for the dark rosewood and white wood
I would love to get your opinions.
Or would you like something like this:
Walnut burl is awesome plus white wood gets my vote.
The walnut burl and dark rosewood goes well together.
I appreciate the feedback. Right now I have 2 new designs going. Walnut Burl and Rift Sawn White Oak and the Wicked Burl with White oak. Might have them by Friday...so keep on looking for what they will look like. I will post them as soon as I get them!
The question is, what do you do for the community? I supply players with products they need at reasonable prices and listen to what they need. We even donate a couple of grand to help sponsor chess tournament medals and prizes.
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Gaurdianx9, make sure to keep that sunblock on!
Youre taking the bait again :-)
I know, I promise that's my last shot.