Turned Chess Set

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Project by Chris Wright posted 2032 days ago 2360 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 2032 days ago

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 2032 days ago

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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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2032 days ago

Yes very nice looking.

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#4 posted 2030 days ago

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

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#5 posted 1986 days ago

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

-- segmented turning kits --->

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John Gray

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#6 posted 1986 days ago

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 1905 days ago

A wondrous set! Beautiful work!

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

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