Middle Earth Battlefield

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Project by Ben posted 02-17-2013 08:35 AM 1868 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother got me these really cool chess pieces based on the characters of JRR Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. So of course I had to make a chess board worthy of the pieces. Made of ebony and curly maple on a red oak substrate. The bottom has felt glued to it. It also folds in half to be in a case. (Project for a later date) As with most of my recent projects, this one is sans power tools.

Comments, questions, criticisms are always welcome.

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 11:44 AM

Very beautiful board

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 12:07 PM

Ben, this is an exceptional piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 02:08 PM

Wow, the board itself looks great. It might be a little too small though; I’d want to show off those pieces as much as possible and a little more space might help.

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 02:39 PM

Thanks guys. To be honest, I started the board before I even knew the pieces existed. I was planning on making the pieces myself, and I still may. I also think ill prolly end up making a new board/table just for these to do them just. Maybe carve a couple runes here and there to really make it fit.

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 04:03 PM

Very nice looking board. The other board/table for these pieces also sounds interesting.


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#6 posted 02-17-2013 08:19 PM

great work

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