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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 03-18-2013 10:46 PM 3576 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kind of a cool project. These were made for service awards for firefighter’s out West. Solid Maple and Walnut, kings about 6” tall, pawns about 3” tall. Chessboard about 24” square, also Maple and Walnut.

Kings: Dudes carrying hose, wearing tank on their back
Queen: Axe wielding female fire fighter
Bishop: Maltese Cross with department name
Knights: Rescue dogs
Rooks: 3-plug fire hydrants
Pawns: Flames

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





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 10:51 PM

this is just plain awesome! Congratulations on a great project.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Dakkar

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 10:54 PM

That’s very clever, Jim. I love the fireplugs as rooks. That’s perfect.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 10:55 PM

Really nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 10:56 PM

awesome!!!

beautiful work and a great reward for some heroes!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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woodcut

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 11:30 PM

That’s cool!! I wish I had that kind of talent!
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-- Carl, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 11:36 PM

Awesome set. Someone will be lucky to have it.

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 11:47 PM

Awesome. Nice work and congratulations…is art.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 12:24 AM

Jim ~ You always bring out these remarkable and original chess sets. I can’t imagine how much work goes into these. One single piece would take me a couple of days. Really nice work!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 01:17 AM

great chess set.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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JimArnoldChess

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 01:34 AM

Thanks everybody!

I’ve resisted so far, but I’m sure someday I’ll have one of the dogs hiking his leg towards one of the plugs.
It was an honor to make them for these special people.

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

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Marcos

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 01:35 AM

really impressive set.

-- Marcos, California

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 01:35 AM

Absolutely awesome work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:40 AM

Wow, are those chess pieces hand carved? That is really beautiful.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 12:15 PM

Those belong in a museum. Wow! Super nice

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

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 12:25 PM

Very Nice!!! Congratulations on the commission, it looks like a fun project!

-- Dennis Zongker

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