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Project by Aethelred posted 05-02-2019 02:52 AM 837 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carved from local woods- manzanita and Western live oak, inspired by the ancient Lewis chessmen.

-- Aethelred





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 05-02-2019 02:59 AM

I’m not sure if they are doing Barney, or somebody else?

Heck of a Chess set though.

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 05-02-2019 08:16 AM

Outstanding…...

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#3 posted 05-02-2019 11:03 AM

Love it! What a great idea!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Aethelred

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#4 posted 05-02-2019 02:21 PM

This set is Saxons vs. Vikings, it is my third set. I read a book called Ivory Vikings and it inspired me to carve 96 chessmen. And make a portable tabletop carving bench.

-- Aethelred

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#5 posted 05-02-2019 05:21 PM

Great chess set. What is next Romans vs Gauls? Vikings vs Franks? Cusaders vs. Mamluks? The historical possibilities are endless. Welcome to Lumberjocks, hope to see more of your carvings soon. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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Aethelred

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#6 posted 05-02-2019 05:44 PM

I was thinking of Spartans vs. Immortals. Romans vs. Gauls would be good, too. I translated the Helvetian Campaign in high school. 1969.

-- Aethelred

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#7 posted 05-02-2019 09:22 PM

I hope this is all right https://www.etsy.com/shop/SMWorkshopArt

-- Aethelred

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#8 posted 05-02-2019 11:55 PM

Fabulous job designing and carving these pieces. Very unique.

-- AJ

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#9 posted 05-03-2019 12:20 AM

Very creative. I’m sure it would be fun to play a game with.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 05-03-2019 12:30 PM

Very unique, original and funny figurines – great work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-04-2019 03:04 PM

Nice work! So creative!

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#12 posted 05-06-2019 01:54 PM

Cool! I particularly love the knight.

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Aethelred

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#13 posted 05-06-2019 04:23 PM



Cool! I particularly love the knight.

- MPython


That is funny. An old friend of mine who is a clay sculptor singles out the knights as unacceptable. I have a good time with the knights, selecting the right bend, looking for natural projections and markings. Using dragons for the Viking knights is an idea I used decades ago for a much different set.

-- Aethelred

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#14 posted 05-14-2019 04:05 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Aethelred

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#15 posted 05-14-2019 04:34 PM



Nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy


I certainly got a warm welcome to the group.

-- Aethelred

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