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Broken Chess Board

Hi All,

I was wanting to know if it's possible to get a chess board repaired. This chess set has a lot of sentimental value as it was a family member's. However, he has passed away and I would like to see if it's even possible to repair. I believe he purchased this in Mexico many years and I think it is a onyx material.

Thank you

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do you have the missing pieces?

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I don't think you will be able to make that crack disapear. Consider making it a feature by going over the cracks with a bead of paint - red, blue, gold....

I'm sure you can get a cool effect, like a weld, or lava..

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The only thing that comes to mind is Kintsugi. I've never tried it myself, but there are many tutorials on Youtube for it.

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Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

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You could fill it with epoxy? Search Google for woodworkers filling holes in wood with epoxy, it should work and hold very well.

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