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Chess pieces I turned on my drill press

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Project by Nick Ferry posted 01-28-2015 09:57 PM 2057 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t want not owning a lathe to stop me form making a gift for a fellow woodworker. I have managed to turn cylinders before on my drill press so I thought I would be a bit more adventurous and try my hand at making a couple bishops. I have more than happy with the results. I have a complete write up on the process over on my website if interested. https://nickferry.com/?p=726 I know they didn’t turn out identical but I’m fine with that.





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#1 posted 01-29-2015 06:04 AM

Man those are nice. Especially considering you didn’t turn them on a lathe. Real smooth finish.

-- Ted Alexander

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 06:36 AM

great work Nick you did very good on yours i am sure the recipient will like them

-- Patrick's work shop

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 07:43 AM



Man those are nice. Especially considering you didn t turn them on a lathe. Real smooth finish.

- Ted Alexander

Thanks Ted – I was super happy on how they turned out

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Nick Ferry

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#4 posted 01-29-2015 07:44 AM



great work Nick you did very good on yours i am sure the recipient will like them

- Patrick s work shop

The receiver I think liked them a great deal

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#5 posted 01-29-2015 12:01 PM

Love it – pure genius – does it not screw your head up having to think at 90 degrees to everyone else??!!
:o) are you going to complete the set?

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#6 posted 01-29-2015 01:05 PM

real nice work. I would be proud to have them….

-- Joe, Ga

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#7 posted 01-29-2015 02:29 PM

Great job! I would be happy if I could turn those on my real lathe ;-)

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#8 posted 01-29-2015 02:44 PM

Very resourceful…......turned out great.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Nick Ferry

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#9 posted 01-29-2015 07:58 PM



Love it – pure genius – does it not screw your head up having to think at 90 degrees to everyone else??!!
:o) are you going to complete the set?

- Colin

Thanks Colin – I would imagine if I were a seasoned woodworker I t would have really messed with my head trying to look at it 90° off from a regular lathe. Being I have only turned less than a handful of times on a regular lathe it wasn’t too bad. Did give me lathe fever though

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#10 posted 01-29-2015 07:59 PM



real nice work. I would be proud to have them….

- Joe Weaver

Thank you – much appreciated

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Nick Ferry

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#11 posted 01-29-2015 08:00 PM



Great job! I would be happy if I could turn those on my real lathe ;-)

- bigguy

Thank man – I want to get a regular lathe now – I wish my tool want list wasn’t so long, or my wallet was bugger, lol

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#12 posted 01-29-2015 08:01 PM



Very resourceful…......turned out great.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye

Thank you, I was more than happy w/ the results – it was pretty much a coin toss if I was going to be able to do them

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Nick Ferry

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#13 posted 01-29-2015 08:03 PM


Love it – pure genius – does it not screw your head up having to think at 90 degrees to everyone else??!!
:o) are you going to complete the set?

- Colin

Thanks Colin – I would imagine if I were a seasoned woodworker I t would have really messed with my head trying to look at it 90° off from a regular lathe. Being I have only turned less than a handful of times on a regular lathe it wasn t too bad. Did give me lathe fever though

- Nick Ferry

forgot to mention – I didn’t need to complete the set – a few other woodworkers took care of the other pieces – the set as a whole was a gift for another woodworker

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