Chess set

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Project by tynewman posted 04-11-2021 11:36 PM 718 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter decided she wanted to learn to play chess out of the blue. I have a couple if collectable chess set, but not ideal for playing with (hard to tell which pieces are which). So I through this together. Made of cherry and thermally treated oak. The inspiration for the pieces designs came from several different sets I was able to pull up on a google search.

-- Ty

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#1 posted 04-11-2021 11:54 PM

That will make a lot more interest in the game, for her, knowing her dad made the set.

That’s why we have shops, for opportunities just like this…far out…

Good design on that, looks good…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 04-12-2021 12:23 AM

Nicely done, and great for the kids, more if which that need to get back to some of the simpler times, way before video games..

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 04-12-2021 01:20 AM

Nice set! When you said cherry and thermally treated oak, is that the pieces? What about the board? What is the black in the board?

What a fun project. She will treasure this!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#4 posted 04-12-2021 01:22 AM

The black pieces and black board squares are thermally treated oak

-- Ty

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#5 posted 04-12-2021 12:10 PM

Very nice set and even better that your daughter will be playing chess with you. Pardon my asking, what is thermally treated oak and why are you using it?

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#6 posted 04-12-2021 12:15 PM

Thermally treated oak is almost black once it is finished. I had a piece lying around and it made a good contrast to the cherry.

-- Ty

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#7 posted 04-12-2021 01:31 PM

Nice set, I like it.
Not all chess pieces have to be turned on a lathe.. ;)
Wish I could play a game.

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#8 posted 04-12-2021 05:48 PM

extremely well done.nice color contrast.

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#9 posted 04-12-2021 09:40 PM

You did a great job. I think it’s a great idea. Right in the favorite box.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 04-14-2021 06:58 PM

I love the minimalist look of the pieces. Awesome set!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#11 posted 04-15-2021 10:13 PM

I like how it turned out, but now I’m rolling around the idea of turning 32 pieces on the lathe. Maybe I’ll wait and see how much we play this one

-- Ty

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#12 posted 04-15-2021 10:26 PM

Lathe work is fun, but multiple pieces to match would be hard without a duplicator, maybe. It would build the skills though. Think the knights would be the difficult ones, maybe use the off-set for most of it, then hand carve the rest.

-- Eric, building the dream

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