Best Cowboy & Indian Chess Set ever!

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This was a fun project! We have wanted to do a set for about 15 years, but never had a reason to. But this summer a client asked us if we would be interested in commission a chess set we said YES and started the design work. We love the south west and knew that this idea would be a hit. The chess pieces are made out of Cottonwood , walnut Copper, African mahogany, Apple Coral,and Lapis lazulil. The table is made from a alligator Juniper burl and black and wight marble.

-- Andy and Aaron (contact info on web sight as well)

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 12:13 AM

Outrageous… my senses are on overload… I just love the pieces but the board is something else… fantasmagorical…

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 12:20 AM

Incredible- unique and very very cool!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 12:38 AM

Yeah, what degoose said,,,,,

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 12:47 AM


-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 01:23 AM

I like the table.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 01:31 AM


(Mexico is in the south west, right? :p)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 11-06-2010 01:41 AM

I love the organic yet geometric forms you created for each chess piece. You’ve manage to create a unique chess set that will be admired by many.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 11-06-2010 02:06 AM

my goodness!
never seen anything like this before
you are a design genius

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 11-06-2010 02:53 AM

they look amazing, bet they have a lovely feel to the hand when playing

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 03:22 AM

Very nice. Very artistic….A really classic set….Looks like it would make for a great chess match.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 03:23 AM

Makes me want to learn the game :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 06:34 AM

That is a very nice set. Something to be proud of.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 06:39 AM

Very cool

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#14 posted 11-06-2010 03:15 PM

I really like the chess pieces. My favourite piece is the horse on the Indian side. Nice clean work.

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#15 posted 11-06-2010 03:18 PM

Very nice!! Love the board.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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