Chess Pieces

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Project by MShort posted 04-08-2011 07:27 PM 1818 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to take a break from the segmented work and try some tool practice. I like chess and have a few sets and decided I would try and turn a pawn. It turned out well so I moved to the bishop and onto the rook. I came back and worked on refining the pawn and changint the shape. One I get the basic pieces down to a pattern that I like I will then move on the see whether or not I can duplicate. I am checking into making some profile tools for making the bases consistent. I am happy how these turned out. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 08:26 PM

Wow that looks real good. How about making a blog over it ??

My son is 13 years old and he was to the Danish champignonship in chess and he become nr 6 (so i am a proud father :) and i am thinking of making him a chessboard. I am new with a lathe so its wery nice too see how well it can turn out :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 09:02 AM

Hi Mike. In this cases you don´t mind whether the chessmen are nice or not, meanwhile they look alike, isn´t true?

Yours are great.

I made 3 beautiful pawns for one of my chessboards. Unfortunately all seem to be of different sets !! :-))

I support Nap´s blog proposal.

Thank you for the post

-- Back home. Fernando

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 01:50 PM

Napoleon – You must be proud of your son. You should make your son a chess board. I was in the chess club when I was in junior high and my mom purchased a nice walnut/maple folding chess board for me and I still have it today, some 30 years later and it is one of my cherished possessions. Tell you son Congrats for me.

Fernando—Thank for you comments about the pieces. I never thought of a blog but perhaps when I get back to this project I will start one.

Have a great day.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 08:54 PM

Fantastic turnings, great job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-10-2011 01:37 AM

Mshort i sure am:) i will give him your regards. Yes i will make him a chessboard.I just need to find the design in my head. Thanks :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#6 posted 04-10-2011 04:05 AM

Really nice…. Great work!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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