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Chessmen plans

1460 days ago by BoxBuilder | 0 comments »

Some time ago I found plans for chessmen made with clothespins. Have lost the info & wondered if anyone out there had seen the plans or may have any info about the plans. I have the clothespins but no plans. Any info will be appreciated. Boxbuilder

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Turning Chess Pieces #4: Bishops

2360 days ago by Chessnut | 5 comments »

Hi there welcome back for another installment of the chess corner. Today’s topic is turning bishops for a chess set. It’s very satisfying to be able to be in a position when creating your own chess set to put your own style on the pieces. For instance let’s look at a few bishops I cooked up in the chess corner. These look very close to a standard bishop except for the very top. Instead of the tiny little tip on most I flared it to give it a little bit of a different look bu...

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Turning Chess Pieces #1: Prototypes a work in progress

2365 days ago by Chessnut | 4 comments »

These pawns I turned out of various pallet wood, deadfall, offcuts etc, the three on the right are out of african blackwood, once my final design is pleasing unto me I will turn a whole set. Each pawn becomes a little quicker. I turn them all on 3” faceplates but a chuck would be just as good. I didn’t bother to put a finish on most of them. I could probably have a game of chess just on prototypes alone! A work in progress may inspire others to try as well. I swapped out my 1.5...

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Chess Men and board #1: Prototype design

2564 days ago by woodboxman | 4 comments »

So, I’ve always wanted to turn some chess figures and build a Chess board. I have been tinkering around with some designs and finally turned a first design prototype. I already don’t like the lack of taper to the top. this piece, the bishop is 3 1/2 inches tall.I’m gonna make the pawns 2 3/4 inches,the Rooks 3 1/4 inches,knights 3 1/2, queen 4 inches and the king will be 4 inches. The squares will be 2 inches. The light wood is Maple i think and the dark wood is Walnut...

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