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Lewis Chess Set - Moose Antler - Hand Carved

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 1066 days ago 3291 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am now working on carving this new chess set out of Moose, Deer and Caribou Antler. The board is also Moose Antler that I Laser Engraved. The other set is hand carved from Spalded Maple and Walnut, I’ve done three of these wooden sets over the years…

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1066 days ago

Nice!! What did you make the board of?

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

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#2 posted 1066 days ago

That board is made out of Moose Antler placed on 3/4” Baltic Birch Plywood. Those pieces you see on that board are carved out of Moose and Caribou antler. The other board is made out of Spalted Maple and walnut and so are the chess pieces.

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woodmaker

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#3 posted 1066 days ago

I feel soooooooooooooooo inadequate now, thanks. :-)

-- Mike

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#4 posted 1066 days ago

WOW. I’ve always wanted a set like that and, while I was familiar with the Isle of Lewis Chess Set, I had no idea a set like that would ever exist. WOW!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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JimArnoldChess

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#5 posted 1065 days ago

Looks Great David! The board is fantastic.

Jim

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#6 posted 1065 days ago

Thanks Jim.. You make some awesome chess sets. I’ve never carved anything but the Lewis Set. My father had a molded set that I always liked so I carved them. He has since passed away and I have his set that I use to get the right details. That board Jim.. I done on my Laser, once I had the Moose antler applied and sanded smooth. It took 8 hours to Laser it.

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Roger

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#7 posted 1065 days ago

that’s a lotta carvin… awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 1065 days ago

Outstanding, again! Curious- what does the Lewis refer to? A carving style?

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Michael Parrish

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#9 posted 1064 days ago

Thats a beautiful set. Great job I wish I could make something like this. thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 822 days ago

that is a awesome set .one of the all time international grand master was from there.

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