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Project by SCBryan posted 08-01-2018 03:20 PM 1119 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Until now, I’ve never been a big fan of lathe work. But once I began making the pieces, I became hooked with turning. The dark pieces are walnut and the light colored wood is maple and finished with Formbees tung oil. The king is 4-1/4” tall.

-- Bryan, South Carolina





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 03:32 PM

Nice work. How long did it take to complete them all?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 03:51 PM

Very well done!

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Andrek

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#3 posted 08-01-2018 07:47 PM

Bravo for the nice work, and bravo for making such small pieces.

-- andrek

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 08-01-2018 10:18 PM

SUPER!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Joe

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#5 posted 08-01-2018 11:48 PM

Nicely Turned Chess Pieces. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 08-02-2018 12:40 AM

Great project, nice set very well done, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 08-02-2018 02:49 AM

A really nice set of chess pieces!
e4, your move!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 08-02-2018 06:15 AM

Those are excellent.

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Ivan

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#9 posted 08-02-2018 11:00 AM

EXCELLENT JOB, VERY NICE AND DETAILED. I only prefer non gloss.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-02-2018 01:28 PM

This chess set is such a fine project and you did a beautiful job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#11 posted 08-02-2018 08:39 PM

I would say a fair amount of hand carving for the tops. Very nice set

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 08-03-2018 12:44 PM

really want to do this, but always worry about the accuracy required to make them all consistent.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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