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Unique Handmade Wooden Chess Set

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Project by Dave Dufour posted 05-25-2016 11:04 AM 7838 views 35 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This model has a unique chess pieces style,
which are made of mahogany and maple wood.
The large chessboard has been carefully made with solid mahogany and maple.

Dimensions:

The King: 3-3/4”
The Queen: 3-1/4”
Pawn: 2”
Chessboard: 17-1/2” x 17-1/2” x 1-1/4”

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca





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XrayJay

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#1 posted 05-25-2016 11:26 AM

Beautiful. Nice design

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 12:53 PM

well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 05-25-2016 01:00 PM

Greetings, all! First time posting here on LJ, but long time lurker.
I have to say, as an occassional hobbyist woodworker and avid chess player, I really like this design. I’m typically really particular about chess pieces, preferring to play only on traditional designs. That being said, this set is so sensible, simple and elegant that it would appeal to even the most anal-retentive chess nerd on here (probably me). Beautiful design, Dave. You may have inspired me for a summer project!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#4 posted 05-25-2016 01:31 PM

This is a very nice looking modern chess set. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-25-2016 01:57 PM

Very nice and very inspiring. I have been wanting to try a chess set for years but with no lathe or scroll saw I have limitations. This one gives me ideas. Thanks for posting!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 05-25-2016 04:01 PM

Great work, these are fun to make. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Joshua Oehler

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#7 posted 05-25-2016 04:15 PM

Great Job. I love the design of the pieces. I have been searching to either buy or make my own set to match a board I made last summer. I think I just found it!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#8 posted 05-25-2016 04:22 PM

Simple and elegant design. Well executed.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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#9 posted 05-25-2016 07:14 PM

Realy incredible work, both, on board as well as with figurines. It’s good to know it can be made without lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-25-2016 08:51 PM

Nice work. I like the unique pieces design and the colors work very well together as a contrast.

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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#11 posted 05-25-2016 09:16 PM

Very Nice! I like the design solution. Making chess pieces can be laborious. Yours has a simple elegance.

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#12 posted 05-26-2016 10:07 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 05-26-2016 06:26 PM

Beautiful board. Love it

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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SteveGaskins

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#14 posted 06-16-2016 01:33 PM

Great looking board. Like the modern chessmen.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#15 posted 06-18-2016 03:12 PM

Love the design Dave !
So clean and elegant !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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