A chess set

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Project by Bob #2 posted 12-23-2008 06:54 PM 5223 views 22 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 07:06 PM

Wow Bob, very nice project! Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 07:10 PM

You can never be accused of not looking after details….beautiful wood…especially the cocobolo set.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 07:26 PM

Beautiful Work!!

What type of lathe duplicator are you using?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-23-2008 07:53 PM

That’s one heck of a project. Beautiful!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 12-23-2008 08:09 PM

Sweet!!! Great looking chess set.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 12-23-2008 08:13 PM

Very nice!!!!!

-- Mike

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 12-23-2008 08:50 PM

Thanks fellas.
the duplicator is just a run of the mill offshore rig . I paid about $100.00 for it and it seems to do a reasonable job for small stuff at least.
The bigest problem duplicating is getting all the segments the same length. The rest is in the details.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 12-23-2008 09:04 PM

I’m impressed!!!!!!!!

But can you play?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Bob #2

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#9 posted 12-23-2008 09:12 PM

Roman, I have trouble with checkers! <g>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 12-23-2008 09:22 PM

Bob, that is so cool!
What a great job. I am impressed with the detail. WOW!

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 12-23-2008 09:31 PM

Great Bob Nice job on the board and the men.

Looks like a handy duplicator.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 12-23-2008 09:33 PM

OOOOO no not again. I can’t make this.
What a wonderful chess set. You have made an heirloom.
I’ve been wanting to make a chess set but my skills are still not developed enough to do this kind of work and
I need more power tools to help me. Thanks for showing the way.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#13 posted 12-23-2008 09:42 PM

By gosh, Bob, that is really nifty!! How ‘bout a game?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 12-23-2008 11:55 PM

Bob, I love chess boards and have made a couple feeble attempts of my own, but this one is just outstanding in design and construction. Not to mention the pieces! Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 12-24-2008 02:59 AM

Most Excellant Bob – what talent you have … someday

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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