|Project by Denvy||posted 07-18-2012 05:36 PM||3076 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This chess set was for my personal use. When my grand daughter saw it she asked if I would make one for her new chess playing husband. Make one? No but he can have this one ! Sent it off for their wedding present.
I segmented strips of wood, chopped them up and glued on tops and bottoms, then turned each piece. The Knights were the most challenging, after turning the bottom, I sliced away at the top section to reveal what could be conceived as a horse after some whittling and sanding. After carving and sanding I had to buff the tops of the knights so they would be half as nice as the turned and finished pieces. Lots of fun….love to turn.
—I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his
-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA