|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 02-27-2016 01:26 PM||1052 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
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,