War of 1812 Chess Set; The Constitution versus The Guerierre

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 1379 days ago 4647 views 30 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 1379 days ago

that is ridiculously cool….wow

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

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#2 posted 1379 days ago


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 1379 days ago

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

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#5 posted 1379 days ago

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 1379 days ago

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 1379 days ago

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 1379 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

Sweet! That’s just amazing. Great job!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 1379 days ago

hi that is fantastic outstanding piece of craftsmanship


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#11 posted 1379 days ago

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 1379 days ago

One of the coolest chess sets ever!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#13 posted 1379 days ago

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

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#14 posted 1379 days ago

That is sooooooo Cool !!!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#15 posted 1379 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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