Paris Chess set

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Project by paulg posted 04-22-2013 08:57 PM 4223 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At last I have finished this Paris Chess set from the Jim Kape book, after 6 months on and off.
The pieces are cut freehand in sycamore and walnut on my scrollsaw.
The King is the Eiffel tower,
The Queen is The Arc de Triomphe
The Bishop is The Fleur-de-lis
The Knight is traditional
The Rook is The Bastille
The pawns are each a Magnum of Champagne.
This will be a one-off from me,but I might tackle the San Francisco next.


-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 09:03 PM

That is Magnificent and worthy of my 10,000th post on LumberJocks. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 09:03 PM

Oh wow i love it especially as i love chess too.
Great work

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 09:35 PM

Wow! Usually I don’t care for pieces that aren’t the typical Staunton design, but those look really great. The board looks very nice, as well. Would be a shame not to mention that.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 09:36 PM

Wow! That’s extremely beautiful and awe inspiring. You outdid yourself today. Such a masterpiece . Very well

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 10:15 PM

I really like the great city theme approach. I’m sure you could do a number of cities. I bet the Eiffel kings were tricky. Good work.

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 11:48 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 11:49 PM

Amazing. Congratulations

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#8 posted 04-23-2013 12:36 AM

Truly a great job Paul. You could have used homeless panhandlers that smell like sewage as pawns though if the theme was Paris! :)

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#9 posted 04-23-2013 02:41 AM

Magnificent ! – Bravo! ... now I am at at a loss for words…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 03:05 AM

Thats awesome!!!

-- "And remember, the most important safety rule is to wear these safety glasses." : Norm Abram

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#11 posted 04-23-2013 03:52 AM

Fantastic! The pieces are beautiful and the board is a masterpiece in its own right.

Best wishes

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 04-23-2013 01:18 PM

Quite a remarkable chess set and an excellent theme idea too. I will be looking forward to seeing San Fransisco.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 04-23-2013 06:41 PM

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 04-23-2013 08:12 PM

Thankyou everybody for your kind comments.

-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.

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#15 posted 04-25-2013 11:05 AM

Outstanding! You must have lots of patience to do that detail work. Thanks for sharing! Great pix, too.

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