|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 05-23-2014 10:45 AM||4409 views||9 times favorited||23 comments|
The Democrats versus the Republicans Chess Set. Its pretty easy to come up with ideas for sets, and by far, the simplest ideas involve everyday antagonists…cats versus dogs, men versus women, fishermen versus duck hunters, and this glaring one Democrats versus Republicans.
For this one, the Kings and Queens are all Presidents, Washington monument for bishops, the elephant and the jack ass for knights, white house for rooks, and the US for the pawns. For this set its JFK and Bill Clinton versus Lincoln add Reagan.
Making so many more tables this year than just the plain old boards. Lots of international sales this year so far as well. Have a Namibian Tribal Set/coffee table set up that is very cool in the works, a set based on all crows, a down-under themed set, and I dont know what else is in the hopper…too much for sure!
Presidents about 7-8” tall, pawns about 2.5” tall. Hand carved from Walnut and Poplar (used to use all maple, but the hands just can’t do maple in these production quantities anymore using some Holly $$$ and pear when I can find it as well…I think pear wood is my favorite wood to carve!)
I didn’t get a chance to get pics of this set as the table was shipped out ahead of the pieces being made, but the last pic is off the whole set up at home in the offices of 1 to 1 card in Chicago, Illinois.