America's Cup Edition, sailboat chess set

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 530 days ago 2110 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Same old sailboat set, but with catamarans for the kings and queens. The Kings were modeled after the new designs being used in the America’s Cup races later this year in San Fransisco. Managed not to break them…not much supports the mast on these pieces. These new cats are faster than the wind and should make for some exciting racing this year, hoping to make it out there in July.

Set made with Maple and Walnut (board and pieces). Pawns are about 3” tall, kings about 6” tall. At the top of each mast I’ve carved a ‘crow’s nest’ depiction that identifies what the piece is, crowns for the kings and queens, a mitred mast for the bishops, for the rooks I made channel markers.

One of the most popular designs in the shop.


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#1 posted 530 days ago

Nice work very detailed. How long to get it done with the carvings and all I am curious.

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#2 posted 530 days ago

This chess game is absolutely wonderful and after looking at all your projects I have to say that all your works are executive class A without a doubt. Great craftsmanship! Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 530 days ago

Really nice looking set.

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#4 posted 530 days ago

Nicely done! Those must have been painstaking to carve?

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#5 posted 530 days ago

Very cool! Are the pawns Herreshoff 12 1/2s?

-- Tom

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#6 posted 529 days ago

thats looks like a lot of work,nicely done…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 529 days ago

Your chess sets/pieces are amazing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 527 days ago

Fantastic chess set! Every detail of the carving is beautiful and well executed. Outstanding skills!

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