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Project by Robert Smith posted 03-15-2009 05:28 AM 2427 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The King and Queen, are an old man and woman. Mountaineer’s, The Knight is a Hound treeing a Raccoon. The Pawn’s are Hound dogs , the Bishop and Rook are Racoon’s. Made from Chesnut and Blackwalnut. the base is about 1 3/4 square. It took about 2 mounths, includeing a bout, with the FLU. Also during this tme i found out i am diabetic.

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 05:31 AM

Looks like the Hatfields vs The McCoys. Very cool, being southern raised I love it! Great project!!!!

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

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 05:33 AM

Hey that’s a nice looking set, quite different from the norm. Nice carving work. Sorry about the illnesses.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Demowen

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#3 posted 03-15-2009 06:06 AM

kick butt

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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GaryK

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#4 posted 03-15-2009 06:09 AM

Great looking job! Especially getting all the pawns to look alike.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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HallTree

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#5 posted 03-15-2009 06:21 AM

Now that is a chess set any LJ would be proud to have in their home.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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John Gray

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#6 posted 03-15-2009 07:01 AM

Really COOL!!!! Thanks for posting!!!

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

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Alan

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#7 posted 03-15-2009 07:39 AM

That is a great job, very cool.

-- Alan, Prince George

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jack1

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#8 posted 03-15-2009 07:56 AM

I love chess sets. Great job!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 03-15-2009 11:44 AM

Now that is creativity AND fine craftsmanship – well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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amos

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#10 posted 03-15-2009 01:28 PM

Very nice..I cant wait to see the chessboard that goes with it!

-- amos

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Russel

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#11 posted 03-15-2009 01:52 PM

Downright impressive work, very original.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#12 posted 03-15-2009 01:54 PM

Really cooooool. Great job!

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TainoWorks

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#13 posted 03-15-2009 02:15 PM

Speechless, wow….

-- Artesano

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pat sherman

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#14 posted 03-15-2009 03:06 PM

nice job on the chess pieces. like the raccoons and dogs.
and do not get down because of the dibeties. it can be lived with and be controled.

my husband and i are both diabetics. and i control mine with my diet and i have lost a lot of weight. losing more. and excerise.

good luck. hugs. and keep on carving.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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swirlsandburls

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#15 posted 03-15-2009 03:13 PM

What a terrific set! Your cleverness and skill really come through! An award-winner for me! Sorry to hear about the diabetes.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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