The Hippies versus The Establishment Chess Set

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This another set I didn’t take many pics of. I wish I had more to show. It was for a teacher who commissioned it for herself for her retirement.

The Establishment side has a rotund cigar smoking King, a queen looking through opera glasses holding a martini glass, an accountant and a lawyer for bishops, Bentley’s for knights, a mansion for the rooks, and dollar signs for the pawns. Kings about 7” tall…pawns about 3” tall.

The Hippie Side has a Neru Jacketed king wearing love beads, jeans with holes and patches in them, in bare feet, flashing the peace sign, his queen is a hippy chick with a big flower in her hair, bishops are long haired guitar strumming musicians, the knights are the old ‘VW Bus’, the commune for the rooks and ‘Peace’ symbol for pawns.

Walnut and Maple for pieces and board, board about 25” square.


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#1 posted 06-06-2010 02:41 PM

Excellent!!!! Wish I could see that VW Bus better.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 02:47 PM

Far Out Man! Peace!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 02:48 PM

I love it. Tie die the board?

-- Steven

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 02:51 PM

Very nice, and cool idea. I can’t imagine the time and effort you put in this project. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Mary Anne

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 03:06 PM

Nice looking set. You made excellent choices for the design of the pieces.
It adds another level of fun to the game.

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 03:15 PM

Great theme – never would have thought of it.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 03:47 PM

Hilarious! I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-06-2010 05:07 PM

Not only a great job but one heck of a great idea. I love it.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 05:17 PM

Ditto, ditto, ditto and ditto! Nuf said!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 06-06-2010 05:22 PM

Great workmanship and way cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 06-06-2010 05:42 PM

Wow, thats far out man, real grovy, totally righteous, way out there bro. Awesome job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 06-06-2010 05:52 PM

Haha thats a great one! Any chance you have more pics :(

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#14 posted 06-06-2010 06:10 PM

awesome set!...i was i was remotely close to that good ;)

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#15 posted 06-06-2010 07:15 PM

Establishment side wins – every time. Maaannn. Or do they…hmm interesting indeed.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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