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The shape of the knight as turned on the lathe is seen in the third image. It is then band sawn flat. Then after viewing various horse profiles, a dremel (primarily) is used to shape and detail the horse head.
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#1 posted 11-08-2009 05:54 AM
cool chess set
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#2 posted 11-08-2009 06:07 AM
very nicely done
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#3 posted 11-08-2009 07:51 AM
Artistically; the arc on the back of the knight is perfect. As are the ears. Can’t make up my mind on the mouth (the smooth; rather than defined “cut” character of the piece is an artistic choice). I don’t know; seems the mouth could be better—and the eyes cut a little deeper (more defined). The one thing I would for sure do; is get rid of the very base level (that thin last piece of wood at the bottom of the piece—you’re making too much of the base. It should end at that last semi circle round. Just slice off that last bit of the base. Drill holes in the base and fill with lead. And glue green felt to the base. Nice piece.
I’ve played chess since I was six and am still pretty sharp at 58—I’m speaking mostly from an artist point of view but being a chess player I have the playability of the pices foremost in mind.
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#4 posted 11-08-2009 09:51 AM
Very nice set.
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#5 posted 11-08-2009 11:01 AM
Nice. I would love to make my own some day.
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#6 posted 11-08-2009 06:26 PM
I agree, Herb. I always thought the base top was too big…Just didn’t consider deviating from the plans…And I stuggled with the mouth/nose of the horse. Not being artistic, I couldn’t get it just right. But you should see the knights I made 40 years ago! ack!!!
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#7 posted 11-08-2009 10:27 PM
Nice set. I’m not a chess player, but My grandson has been playing tournament chess here locally and he wants to make a chess set on the scrollsaw. I will show him your set next time he’s here.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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