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.
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