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Turning Chess Pieces #2: Rooks

01-21-2015 02:24 PM by Chessnut | 7 comments »

Welcome to another installment of the Chess Corner! Today’s topic is turning rooks or aka castles.The large looking one on the left was a first try out of some sort of mahogany pallet scrap and after turning it round realized how open-grained it was, not a desirable trait when wanting to work with small details. So I found a more close-grained wood such as maple that I laminated out of offcuts from a local cabinet shop. This one “turned” out pretty good, pun intended! The last one is out of mountain ash, it’s much different looking once I apply a finish. Now let’s look at the styling between the last two, shall we call them #2 and #3.I like how #2 turret on t...

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