|Project by KDaddy||posted 11-23-2011 11:22 PM||1752 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
I recently had the opportunity to take a class with 6 other people that took the better part of a year. As you might imagine spending so much time studying rather than in my shop led me to “Need a project”. As the class started to wind down I found a gentleman that could source some 8/4 black walnut, and the following chess figures came to life.
I chose chess figures because I hold each recipient in high regard and the 8/4 walnut lent its self to turning very well.
Each chess piece is about 1 3/4 “round and anywhere from 4-6” tall. They were all sanded to 220 and waxed with SC Johnson paste wax.
I hope to make a complete set with a chess board to match. I love the size of the figures for younger players, but wonder how I will get a complete set stored for safe keeping. One thought is to have two separate storage drawers under the chess board but that could lead to setting the board on the floor and using it like a coffee table.
-- So much wood, so little time