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The Scottish Veterinarian Chess Set by Jim Arnold

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 02-27-2016 01:26 PM 913 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer came to me and asked if I could come up with a chess set for her daughter who was graduating Vet school in Scotland. Here are the results.

I made a female ‘Vet’ for the king. I used her bearded collie for the queen (sitting on the examination table), her cats for the bishops (also sitting on examining tables), rearing horses for the knights, the main castle keep at Edinburgh castle for the rooks (because I couldn’t think of an animal for the rooks), and of course sheep (badly in need of shearing) for the pawns. All pieces hand carved from solid walnut and poplar, kings about 6” tall, pawns about 2.5” tall. On the chess board (also made from solid walnut and poplar) I added the ‘vet’ logo to the center of the board, which sits in between 5 coats of lacquer.

Got several nice sets in the works at the moment, my favorite of which in a Masonic themed chess set which features a 36” square board that looks like it has an open Bible sitting on top with a chess board stuck in the middle of the pages.

Good to be back at LJs!
Thanks for taking a peek,

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 05:23 PM

WOW! That is beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 01:18 AM

Great looking set, Jim!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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csnyderdvm

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 02:08 AM

I wish someone gave me something so thoutful when I graduated veterinary school 11yrs ago! Great job- I’m in awe of your craftsmanship!

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Gary

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 01:43 PM

Love the workmanship in your projects.
Looking forward to seeing more of them.

-- Gary, Florida

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Jim Sellers

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#5 posted 02-28-2016 05:01 PM

beautiful set. Got to be a labor of love to carve 32 pieces by hand. Very impressive.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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vonfalken

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 05:01 PM

1st class carving job. I envy your patience

-- vonfalken

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zombeerose

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 07:35 PM

What a talent you have! I love all your sets. Beautiful work.

-- Maximize - Your Time, Your Experiencies, Your Life, Yourself!

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Roger

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#8 posted 03-08-2016 01:16 PM

Fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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