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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 397 days ago 2586 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 397 days ago

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 397 days ago

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

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 397 days ago

Really nice.

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

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#4 posted 397 days ago

awesome!!!

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

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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woodcut

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#5 posted 397 days ago

That’s cool!! I wish I had that kind of talent!
c

-- Carl, Iowa

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#6 posted 397 days ago

Awesome set. Someone will be lucky to have it.

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#7 posted 397 days ago

Awesome. Nice work and congratulations…is art.

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

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Spoontaneous

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#8 posted 397 days ago

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 397 days ago

great chess set.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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JimArnoldChess

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#10 posted 397 days ago

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 397 days ago

really impressive set.

-- Marcos, California

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 397 days ago

Absolutely awesome work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#13 posted 397 days ago

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

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#14 posted 397 days ago

Those belong in a museum. Wow! Super nice

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 397 days ago

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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