First chess set

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Project by Chris posted 04-26-2015 05:55 PM 2230 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to practice some compound cutting on scroll saw so I purchased Jim Kape’s “Making Wooden Chess Sets” and am pleased with the outcome. The pieces were cut from walnut and ash. The board is made from 3/4” purple heart and yellow heart and flanked with padauk. Each piece was hollowed out in base and filled with b.b.’s to give them some weight on bottom. I used black felt under each piece and on underside of board. I used a super glaze pour on finish for the thick shiny surface. First time I used this product and ended up with a few bubbles…I will know how to do better next time. Thanks for looking!

-- Chris, Virginia

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 06:02 PM

you sure are GOOD. Nice chess set. ED

-- Ed Port Republic

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 08:19 PM

You’ve made a very nice chess set.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 01:43 PM

Nice, lot of good scrolling!

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#4 posted 04-27-2015 02:50 PM

Nice job on the pieces, and the board, great polish… but everyone knows that queen gets her color ;)

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 11:48 PM

Very nice. This is a project I hope to someday do, when I do I hope it comes out as nice as yours. Wonderful job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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