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Chess board. #2: Boards and Pieces..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-07-2010 12:21 PM 1883 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: How to make a wavy chess board.. Part 2 of Chess board. series Part 3: Making the board.. »

This morning I went to the local markets for my egg and bacon roll breakfast … mmm mmmm

And to say Hi to my mates Col and Ken…which I did..

There I met a man who is making chess sets.. and boards… but not from timber… they are some type of stone … plaster made with a mold… any way they are not too shabby…

I told him I make timber chess boards… but that I was looking for the pieces….. I have wooden hand carved pieces from India and some glass pieces… and even some shot glasses with the pieces painted on…

Well I was impressed… so I bought a set…

He then told me he was looking for someone to make a board for his biggest set... or maybe a chess table...

This sounds promising... so we exchanged cards... some times you just get lucky...sometimes you make you own luck...

Back to the workshop and .... straight into making a board with squares 70 mm on each side... [about 2 3/4 inch]

Makes for a massive board... more tomorrow...

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 12:24 PM

Hmm. I wonder if the curve of the board would be enough to throw a chess master? Only then would I have a chance. Good board, Larry.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 12:35 PM

Like the Lewis Chess Pieces.

The company that makes the moulds has a great selection.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Cantputjamontoast

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 03:57 PM

nice work!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Karson

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 04:13 PM

Nice Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 05:25 PM

Would you say that board gives the game a new twist?

Nice looking board and pieces.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 08:00 PM

I hope the King doesn’t loose his surfs in that maze ;-)) Nice one Larry!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lanwater

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 06:20 AM

Those curvy board will definitelymake me loose my focus.
Make sure you don’t use the drunken board.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 10:44 AM

Very nice set and board.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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