America's Cup Edition, sailboat chess set

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 03-18-2013 10:58 PM 2439 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 03-18-2013 11:09 PM

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 11:32 PM

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 03-18-2013 11:35 PM

Really nice looking set.

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 12:10 AM

Nicely done! Those must have been painstaking to carve?

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 12:32 AM

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

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 06:39 AM

thats looks like a lot of work,nicely done…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 12:17 PM

Your chess sets/pieces are amazing.

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 03:25 PM

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

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