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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 05-17-2013 04:42 PM 6410 views 9 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Only two more sets to go on this big overseas order. I make lots of music themed sets, but nothing like this before. The chessboard, made from solid Maple and Walnut measures just over 28” square, the board tiles are about 2.75” square, and it’s over 10” from the top of the table to the top of the tuba.

Chess pieces turned and carved from solid Walnut and Maple.

Have some pretty cool sets in the works at the moment, maybe my fave of the bunch is the Masonic Chess set.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 04:49 PM

unique and cool!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 04:51 PM

I love it

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 04:53 PM

Very Cool. Really nice idea.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 04:55 PM

what a beautiful set, cant imagine the time in carving these pieces, very nice.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 05:03 PM

Totally cool. Love the touch of the clef signs on the corners of the board—are those cherry?

Of course as a trumpet player, I take offense that you have a tuba as king. OK, it’s bigger, but all trumpet players know who is more important. ;-)

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 05:11 PM

Amazing craftsmanship. The carving on those pieces must have taken forever.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 05:25 PM

Well done !!!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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DS

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 05:28 PM

A very creative set. I like it!

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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deon

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 05:32 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 06:38 PM

Far out. All your projects are amazing.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#11 posted 05-17-2013 06:48 PM

What? No woodwinds???? :^)

Very, very nice.

-- "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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#12 posted 05-17-2013 07:14 PM

Full accolades to yet another wonderful set, Jim. I always enjoy seeing these unique sets, kind of wish I had a set… and probably more important someone nearby that could play a decent game. Look forward to seeing the Masonic themed set. Where overseas are these sets destined? Not my neck of the woods, perchance?...

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#13 posted 05-17-2013 08:42 PM

Great craftsmanship Jim. I went to your Esty site to see some of your other work. You are a busy man :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 05-17-2013 08:52 PM

You’re a real artist, and I am glad to see that you actually get paid well for your work. I also sell on etsy, but you are in a whole different league. Very nice, good for you.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#15 posted 05-17-2013 09:08 PM

That is excellent. Like the choice for chess pieces.. Definitely unique and creative. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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