Chess Set

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Project by Robert Smith posted 1986 days ago 2352 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,

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#1 posted 1986 days ago

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 1986 days ago

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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#3 posted 1986 days ago

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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#4 posted 1986 days ago

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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#5 posted 1986 days ago

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 1986 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 1986 days ago

That is a great job, very cool.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#8 posted 1986 days ago

I love chess sets. Great job!

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

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#9 posted 1986 days ago

Now that is creativity AND fine craftsmanship – well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 1986 days ago

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

-- amos

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#11 posted 1986 days ago

Downright impressive work, very original.

-- Working at Woodworking

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#12 posted 1986 days ago

Really cooooool. Great job!

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#13 posted 1986 days ago

Speechless, wow….

-- Artesano

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pat sherman

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#14 posted 1986 days ago

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...

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#15 posted 1986 days ago

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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