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Project by johan posted 12-12-2014 07:15 PM 1716 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lumberjocks, I haven’t been on board for a while. This is one of my new projects in association with another wood craftsman. We both contributed towards putting these chess sets together. We custom make them to individual specification in different woods of the world.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 07:28 PM

Very Impressive.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 08:09 PM

Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 09:34 PM

Those are exquisite. Love the sharp details.

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 12:55 AM

Incredible detail to an awesome chess set!

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 12:58 AM

The knights are outstanding. I really like the the contrasting selection of woods you have used.

-- Art

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#6 posted 12-13-2014 06:43 AM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#7 posted 12-13-2014 12:22 PM

Those horse figurines looks so alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-13-2014 01:35 PM

This is chess profession right here. WowZa!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 12-13-2014 04:15 PM

sweet,great build

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#10 posted 12-14-2014 02:11 PM

Those chess pieces are awesome.

Blessings, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 03:14 PM

Beautiful, great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 12-16-2014 05:32 PM

Show off!! Those are beautiful!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 09:31 PM

Looks like the classic Staunton style chess pieces. Can’t go wrong with that style.
Very impressive.

What wood is used?
Are they weighted pieces?
How tall are the pieces.
What size squares?

It is among the best I have seen.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#14 posted 12-17-2014 08:59 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

hhhopks. Yes this is classic Staunton style chess pieces. I used Wild Olive and Tamboti for one of these sets. The other one in the box was from Boxwood and Macassar Ebony. We use lots of different woods in the making of the pieces and the boards.
All the pieces are weighted and the size of the squares depends on the size of the set. Thank you for your interest.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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