Chess Set

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Project by ClaytonsScrollsaw posted 11-11-2015 11:57 PM 3265 views 17 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Chess Set that i started working on almost 5 years ago.
I went through several design iterations using pine wood until I created this design and although it was rather difficult to scroll out I think it was well worth it.
I used Maple wood for the light side and Cherry for the dark.
The board has Italian marble tiles that i had to cut to size on a friends wet saw.
I interlaced small lengths of cherry in between the marble to give it a unique look.
It is nice to finally see it all come together.


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#1 posted 11-12-2015 12:11 AM

Wow. Those pieces are incredible. I am so impressed. Best looking wooden chest pieces that I have ever seen !

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 12:19 AM

Yes, wow!

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 12:31 AM

It’s a WOW for me too! All I can say is it’s amazing to see such beautiful detail in a chess set. My compliments!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 11-12-2015 01:40 AM

That is a WOW for sure. One of the most unique and beautiful I have seen. Great design and execution.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 11-12-2015 01:55 AM

I love it. Obviously took a LOT of patience and careful hands.

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 02:47 AM

This is amazing.

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#7 posted 11-12-2015 02:50 AM

That is the most impressive scroll saw work I’ve ever seen, amazing. What size/tpi blade did you use?

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#8 posted 11-12-2015 03:01 AM

This is exceptionally nice work. Love the piece-within-a-piece design.

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#9 posted 11-12-2015 03:34 AM

That is the most impressive scroll saw work I ve ever seen, amazing. What size/tpi blade did you use?

- bobasaurus

Thanks Bob, due to the every changeing thickness of wood being cut with this style of scrolling I had to use several different size blades making each piece, primarily 4 different blades. for most of the first interior cuts i used a #5 blade with 24tpi, then switched to a 48tpi spiral #1 for the finer details. The outside cuts needed to be a very thin cut so for most of that I had a #1 blade with 26tpi. I finshed the finer details with #2/0 17tpi.


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#10 posted 11-12-2015 04:01 AM

Very impressive work. Lots of patience and planning required.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 11-12-2015 06:42 AM

Wow – I’m amazed by this and what some of you do with a scroll saw. I like the wood mixed with the marble tiles. I’m so glad I took a look. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 11-12-2015 09:31 AM

Outstanding workmanship. One for the generations.

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#13 posted 11-12-2015 10:39 AM

Those are amazing! Wow…....

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#14 posted 11-12-2015 11:06 AM

beautiful and great notice for the small details.

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#15 posted 11-12-2015 01:28 PM

Beautiful figures. They look realy unique and original. You are realy skilled with scroll saw.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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