Chessboard #4: Knights

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Blog entry by CartersWhittling posted 07-09-2011 04:45 PM 2010 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey guys. I have finished the knights for my uncle’s set a couple weeks ago now, so the set is complete! All I have left is to weight the pieces and finish the bottoms off with some felt (and glue some small balls to the top of the white bishops). I used hand saws to remove the bulk of the material, and a dremel with carving bits to do some of the rough shaping. Then I used an X-acto knife to carve the details, and finished with some sanding and buffing. I worked on all four knights at the same time doing them step by step, which I felt made it easier to get the pieces more identical.

I have also got the joints for the board’s frame cut and will need to glue the board strips together some time. They have warped considerably so I am wondering if it would be best to biscuit the strips to help with alignment? Anyways here is the pictures of the (almost) finished set and knights.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:39 AM

Those knights are great. I’m amazed at how closely they resemble each other considering that they were each hand-carved.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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