Here I will make a simple chess board out of 3/4” plywood using a Vbit and some black acrylic paint.

Initial Cuts

Here I used a 60 degree Vbit to cut the 1.5” squares on a 13” board.

I cut this first pass I cut the grooves about .0625” deep.

Paint Squares

I used some black acrylic paint to color the dark squares.

Second Cut

I then made a second pass with the Vbit to .08”.


Quick sanding with 120 grit paper.

Clear Coat

I gave the board two coats of water based poly.