Apparently you spotted a flaw in my first and last picture -- the ground cloth was not extended fully in the photo shoot. I thought it wouldn't show, but it did. I also thought that no one would notice. Wrong on both counts. Thanks anyway for the comment.
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Thanks for the comments ... I'm no expert at chess, so gray worked for me.
Thanks for the comment. I didn't think of the white-cane-effect. It was mostly for hiking, in my mind. But see: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-PVC-Look-Lik...The white is kinda geekish, so I almost included the above link in my Instructable.
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