The DJ Chess Set

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This was the first of many musical themed chess sets. They all spun off of the original idea to use 16th notes for the pawns (16 pawns total, 16th notes for pawns). This set was commissioned by the wife of a DJ, I had her take pics of her husband’s head from all four sides and put his caricature on the kings. She told me they were going to be displaying the set in a cabinet system where his DJaying equip is kept in the living room so that’s why I came up with the ‘equalizer-looking’ front to the board.

The pieces are solid Maple and Walnut, Kings about 6” tall, pawns about 3” tall, The chessboard is 24” square and is made from solid Walnut and Red Oak.


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#1 posted 03-25-2010 02:14 PM

That is great! Very creative. I like the eq idea.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 02:26 PM

This is awesome. All those pieces are so detailed. Beautiful.

-- Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 02:30 PM

So cool to be able to make such wonderful pieces.

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 02:30 PM

NIIIIIICE!!! that is a seriously sweet chess set!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 02:37 PM

HAHA! That one made me smile. Very creative. I agree with Jay, the equalizer is a nice touch. It would be cool if that was a secret lock to open the chess set for the pieces lol.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 03-25-2010 02:51 PM

Wow, you are good. Thanks for sharing your fine workmanship!! That will be a family heirlooom forever.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 03:41 PM

Your chess sets are too cool. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#8 posted 03-25-2010 05:20 PM

Great job they must be very pleased.

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#9 posted 03-25-2010 05:37 PM

Very, very clever. Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 03-25-2010 07:30 PM

That is the most creative chess set I have ever seen… my hat off to you.

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#11 posted 03-25-2010 07:59 PM

Your tallent at carving all of those individual game pieces is astonishing!! As someone who already enjoys relief carving, you inspire me to want to try carving a figurine of some sort. Fantastic job!! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#12 posted 03-25-2010 08:30 PM

Exelent, amusing, precision work!

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#13 posted 03-25-2010 08:50 PM

that´s rock´n roll


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#14 posted 03-25-2010 08:50 PM

All I can say is WOW! just blows me away.

-- Dana P, N. Cove Gainesville, GA - Remember the 6P's: "Proper Planning Prevents Pis-Poor Performance." Victory loves preparation.

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#15 posted 03-25-2010 11:49 PM

Very creative and beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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