War of 1812 Chess Set; The Constitution versus The Guerierre

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 11-13-2010 12:27 AM 5409 views 31 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the board on this one measures over 36” square and weighs over 45 lbs. Kings stand about 10” tall…pawns about 4.5” tall. Hulls are basswood..pieces, board, and corner cannon from Maple, Walnut, and Red Oak. A lot of fun to play with!!! Kings (Captains), Queens (Lieutenants), Bishops (Midshipmen), Knights (Gunner’s mates), Rooks (Cannonball Pyramid), pawns (cannon).

I’ll get some better pics in a bit…got to get finished on the Western themed Set

Thanks you guys.



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#1 posted 11-13-2010 12:28 AM

that is ridiculously cool….wow

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 12:35 AM


WOW—fantastic—- a great project with an original idea. Few people know the details of the war of 1812. You have captured much——well done!!
ps I grew up around Fort Erie Ont.

-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#3 posted 11-13-2010 12:43 AM

Jim you are a master. This is incredible. That ship design is so original!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#5 posted 11-13-2010 12:53 AM

Very cool. The level of detail is amazing to me.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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#6 posted 11-13-2010 12:56 AM

You are ridiculously talented… Ladies and gents, may I present to you a true Master of the Carving Trade… Well done and thanks for posting!

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#7 posted 11-13-2010 12:56 AM

That is very well done! Awesome describes it!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#8 posted 11-13-2010 01:08 AM

this is extraordinary. I can just imagine what fun it would be to play.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 11-13-2010 01:19 AM

Sweet! That’s just amazing. Great job!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 11-13-2010 01:21 AM

hi that is fantastic outstanding piece of craftsmanship


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#11 posted 11-13-2010 01:21 AM

That is amazing.
You have a great imagination.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 11-13-2010 01:31 AM

One of the coolest chess sets ever!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#13 posted 11-13-2010 01:34 AM

That is friggin awesome… Never thought about a Naval version chess set, never the less, a old ironsides version!

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#14 posted 11-13-2010 01:53 AM

That is sooooooo Cool !!!!!

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 01:55 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Very impressive. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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