Chess set case

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Project by Windwalker21 posted 04-09-2013 12:43 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another example of retrofitting a silverware box. Years ago, I had travelled to England to visit my uncle and aunt. In a small shop in Stratford-upon-Avon, I had found this hand-carved chess set. When I got home, I had explained it to my folks. They were actually going over the following week to visit (this would have been in the summer sometime in the 1990’s). That following Christmas, they gave me the chess set with a handmade chessboard (that they made). They had gone to Stratford-upon-Avon, following my description, and had found and purchased the chess set for me. I was completely surprised! As the years past, those pieces were used alot, but always stored back in the tissue paper and cardboard box that they were originally packaged in. I took a wooden silverware box, covered the entire thing in a paper called “Stardream”, cut out the dragons (each piece is individually cut!), trimmed up some foam rubber for the insert, and lined it with velvet. Each piece has it’s own cubby. MUCH more suitable storage for a set that travelled from “across the pond”.

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 01:43 PM

Nice work. That will certainly protect those beautiful chess pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 01:58 PM

Great looking box.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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