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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 1192 days ago 4102 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.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1192 days ago

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

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

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wpreman

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#2 posted 1192 days ago

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

-- Bill, Florida

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

GOTTA LIKE THIS ONE !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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zzzzdoc

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#4 posted 1192 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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RetiredCoastie

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#5 posted 1192 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 1192 days ago

Amazing, beautiful, fun….............

the list could go on.

jamie

-- 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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DaveTPilot

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#7 posted 1192 days ago

Wow!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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Roz

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#8 posted 1192 days ago

Fantastic!

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

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terrilynne

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#9 posted 1192 days ago

Another good one!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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brianinpa

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#10 posted 1192 days ago

Simply amazing.

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

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SheriDi

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#11 posted 1192 days ago

Beautiful! Obviously not a weekend project :)

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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idahosawdust

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#12 posted 1192 days ago

Speechless! Very nice!

-- Making piles of sawdust...one incorrect measurement at a time!

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rowdy

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#13 posted 1192 days ago

That is really, really nice!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1192 days ago

unique and a real work of art.

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1192 days ago

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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