My Dad will turn 80 this fall. I have been working on a project for his birthday. The entire project is a chess set, board and table. This is a tough project to photograph. I’ll be taking it to a site later this week that will offer better lighting conditions and back ground. But for now here are some pictures.
The Table is Poplar-The finish is flat black enamel with Black Lacquer. The corner pediments are all brass-except the top sphere-which is a maple wood ball with Gold enamel and Clear Lacquer.
I turned the chess pieces from aluminum. The board is maple and walnut.
The bases for the nights are actually-cold rolled steel. I cut the aluminum horse profiles on a bandsaw then finished the look with files and punches…
I had hoped to make one set from Aluminum and one from Brass- the brass costs were just too far from my budget. So I made both sets from aluminum and finished them in enamel..The dark set was sprayed flat black first then “dusted” with the gold….I like the bronze tone that resulted…..Thanks for looking….