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Chess Set #1: Planning Stages

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Blog entry by Xander posted 1961 days ago 580 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I planned on making a chess set for my Dad for xmas. I picked the wood I wanted to use for the darker pieces, found a pattern and had plans on getting started. I made a test cut in some basswood just to check for any “gotchas” in the pattern. Wow who would have known such a simple pattern would be so impossible to cut. Sure did look easy on paper.

Needless to say I modified them a bit and am hoping this will work out a bit better. If you are interested I put a link here to the modified outline patterns. They are in pdf form.

King
Queen
Knight
Bishop
Rook
Pawn



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kiwi1969

609 posts in 2037 days


#1 posted 1960 days ago

Yet another project on my to do list has appeared on LJ,s! Thanks for the pdf links, they where just what I needed. Are you jigsawing the peices or turning them?

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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PatentNonsense

28 posts in 1961 days


#2 posted 1960 days ago

The knights have to be carved, right? The others can be done by turnings with a little decoration.

Turning and carving lets you do some interesting things – I’ve got a set where each pawn has its own face, and they’re all very distinct.

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Xander

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#3 posted 1960 days ago

Actually I plan on doing these as compound cuts on my scroll saw. The patterns could be turned though with the knights being carved.

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