Turned Chess Set

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Project by Chris Wright posted 12-31-2008 04:39 AM 2700 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my more ambitious lathe projects I’ve tried. It was my first try at making multiple pieces that follow the same design. There are of course subtle differences in the pieces, as would be expected, but I’m pretty pleased with how they all turned out. I played around with a few designs before settling on this one. They are made from rosewood and walnut.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 04:44 AM

I’m not a chess player, but I am very much taken with your project. Very nicely done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 05:44 AM

Nice job on the chess pieces. They look great. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 05:54 AM

Yes very nice looking.

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#4 posted 01-02-2009 10:27 PM

Very nicely done! I really like the look of the king.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 09:25 PM

Those look great. Where did you get the tops and bases? Was it a kit?

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#6 posted 02-15-2009 09:35 PM

Nice job!!!
What’s the hardware on the pieces and where did you get it???

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 08:16 PM

A wondrous set! Beautiful work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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