The Basketball Chess Set by jim arnold

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 06-01-2018 12:04 PM 1052 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basketball chess set by jim arnold, set features a chessboard of a likeness to the Boston Gardens. Pieces are solid walnut and poplar and feature the greats of the Celtics versus the Greats of the rest of the league. A massive chess set…chessboard measures 33” square…kings stand about 11” tall, pawns about 5” tall. Thanks for taking a peek! Jim


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#1 posted 06-01-2018 01:38 PM

Very cool chess set, Jim.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 06-01-2018 01:45 PM

What a great idea for a whimsical chess set. You are a master artisan, so creative. I love all of your chess sets. Thanks for inspiring.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 06-01-2018 02:20 PM

Looks like a lot of work! Can you put something next to it for scale? maybe like a coke can or something… ?

Nice job!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 06-01-2018 03:58 PM

Yeah, great looking project. Very cool

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#5 posted 06-01-2018 09:46 PM

All of your sets are amazing-this one is no exception. Larry Bird, Robert Parrish, Bill Russell, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson vs. Kareem, Magic, Jordan….very nice.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 06-01-2018 10:23 PM

Very cool :) For the Celtics fan that has everything other than a very cool chess set lol

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 06-01-2018 11:25 PM

May be a stupid question but?
How is the game played?

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#8 posted 06-01-2018 11:35 PM

Get out of town!!! What a fantastic idea! Love it. Thanks for posting this. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 06-02-2018 12:37 AM

Nice Chess set! I’m a Celtic fan too and a NBA fan from that era too.

Who’s the queens? Looks like coaches maybe?

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#10 posted 06-02-2018 05:18 AM

Jaw dropping artistry. Congratulations!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#11 posted 06-03-2018 01:00 PM

So unique and adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 06-04-2018 12:27 AM

Outta sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so cool….............................Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 06-05-2018 12:58 AM

I would have a hard time figuring out my next move, I’d be to busy checking out the pieces. :)

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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