The Sailboat Chess Set

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 01-16-2011 04:02 PM 5273 views 26 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a re-design of a set I did a while back. A bunch of changes have been made and I really like the way it turned out!

Pieces are completely hand carved from solid Walnut and Maple using bench chisels and small detail chisels. Kings are about 2” wide by 3” long by 7-8” tall. Pawns about 2” square by 2-3” tall Chessboard about 30” square by 2” tall.


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#1 posted 01-16-2011 04:10 PM

Wow, really amazing work. Your chess sets are so imaginative.

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

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 04:12 PM

Absolutely beautiful! I really enjoy seeing your work. How long did it take you to complete this project?

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 04:23 PM


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#4 posted 01-16-2011 04:32 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

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#5 posted 01-16-2011 04:44 PM

Thats a realy cool set. I used to play chess a lot (poorly) and have seen some realy nice sets but I thinks your set is the nicest one. Great concept & well executed!

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 04:50 PM

Amazing, beautiful, fun….............

the list could go on.


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#7 posted 01-16-2011 05:16 PM


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#8 posted 01-16-2011 05:20 PM


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#9 posted 01-16-2011 05:31 PM

Another good one!

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 05:33 PM

Simply amazing.

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

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 05:35 PM

Beautiful! Obviously not a weekend project :)

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 06:37 PM

Speechless! Very nice!

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 06:38 PM

That is really, really nice!

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 07:08 PM

unique and a real work of art.

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 07:17 PM

I really like this chess set. Beautiful, Super job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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