Chess pieces and board #5: The Knight

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Blog entry by Luke posted 02-26-2014 03:08 AM 2362 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve made a prototype of the knight, finally. It’s not perfect, but a good start. I’ll have to remake this one as I made a critical error in centering the cut on the front/rear view of the piece. I probably won’t post a video on this one as one piece takes me about an hour to make. I’ll post pictures as I get them done though. The eyes were made with a 1/4” forstner bit. The grooves for the hair were made with a v-groove carving chisel. All partial relief edges were filed down with an fine cut Auriou Rasp. All surfaces sanded to 600 grit thereafter.

Thanks for looking.

-- LAS,

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 03:04 PM

Nice, I have always wanted to carve a chess set. I got the pawns roughed out then stopped.


-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 02:06 AM

Sorry to hear you never finished it. Is it still around where you can work on it again? It’s much fun.

-- LAS,

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