Chess set

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Project by Jbbaby posted 11-30-2020 03:39 PM 853 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made with Black Walnut and Maple.I used the videos from Mere Mortals on YouTube for the board and finish. I scroll sawed the pieces from patterns in “Making Wooden Chess Sets” by Jim Kape. The dark men are Rosewood, the light men are maple.

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#1 posted 11-30-2020 03:47 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 11-30-2020 04:16 PM

Very nice, indeed…. on my bucket list for this next year.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 11-30-2020 05:57 PM

That is really nice.

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#4 posted 11-30-2020 06:05 PM

Very good …. I love chess.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#5 posted 11-30-2020 06:29 PM

Wow! You have some serious patience, I don’t think I could ever do that. Beautiful work. That has to get you a DT3.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 11-30-2020 07:25 PM

Quite an excellent set! Nice 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 12-01-2020 03:15 AM

Very nice. High end on the board and pieces.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#8 posted 12-01-2020 03:18 AM

Appreciate the kind words. Love the Lumberjacks site. So inspirational seeing all the talent and creativity. Jay

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#9 posted 12-01-2020 10:49 AM

Wow! That looks like a ton of work! That is amazing

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#10 posted 12-01-2020 12:16 PM

Holy smokes, awesome work! Well done sir!

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#11 posted 12-01-2020 12:34 PM

absolutely top knotch – great job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 12-01-2020 01:52 PM

Well done. Thanks for the example and references.

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#13 posted 12-01-2020 03:56 PM

Thanks for pointing out “Making Wooden Chess Sets” by Jim Kape. That looks like a fun read.

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#14 posted 12-01-2020 05:59 PM

Great Job. a lot or work and patience but it payed off BIG!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 12-07-2020 11:11 PM

I really like your Chess Set. Such detail and fine workmanship. I hope you enjoy playing many fun games on your beautiful set. Thanks for sharing and keep playing.

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

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