Chessboard and chess pieces

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Project by Barbaric posted 02-29-2020 03:46 AM 649 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it would be interesting to build a chess set like some I’ve seen on Lumberjock and other web sites. I made several efforts, the first couple were okay. “I learned a lot”. The board shown here is my latest effort. I’m very happy with the results. It’s made from Walnut and Maple with Purple Heart inlay. The individual pieces are also made from the same wood. I first turned some pieces on my lathe but I didn’t feel they were quite unique enough for the board or my taste. I looked around on the web for something different and finally found a design that I really liked. It’s from a book by Patrick Spielman, ”The Art of The Scroll saw”. His designs of each piece are very unique. I made some minor changes in some of the pieces. For example, the knight was a little plain so I added a little more detail. Using the scroll saw was a little more challenging than the lathe but the results was well worth the effort.

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#1 posted 02-29-2020 04:02 AM

That is really outstanding. Your chessmen are fantastic. It’s a total knock out.

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#2 posted 02-29-2020 04:48 AM

Really cool. Well done!

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#3 posted 02-29-2020 07:33 AM

Beautiful chess set…nice work.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 02-29-2020 01:17 PM

Beautiful Chess set, expert workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 02-29-2020 01:30 PM

Nice work. Great detail on the chessmen.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 02-29-2020 01:54 PM

Absolutely beautiful, the pieces, the board and storage are all superb. This has been a goal of mine for many years. You did an amazing job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 02-29-2020 03:28 PM

Beautiful! And thanks for the recommendation on the book!

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