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The Literary Chess Set by Jim Arnold

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Project by JimArnoldChess posted 07-08-2013 11:36 PM 2784 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one needs some explanation. It’s for an English professor, who lectures, and writes books. So I went with books for the bishops, queens, and kings (his favorite titles are on the books. I made the Crowns and bishop mitres to look like they were ‘bookmarks’. The for the knights, I did the horse head, but put in a ‘bookend’ mode like they were holding the books together, then for the rooks a podium with an open book on top and for the pawns pens in ink wells…when the second version happens I’m thinking of switching to some kind of “plumed” pen.

Books about 6” tall, pens and ink wells about 4” tall.

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





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#1 posted 07-08-2013 11:48 PM

very thoughtful! well done

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 11:55 PM

So creative and unique very fine work.

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 12:07 AM

Wow, and what Jim said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 12:48 AM

Extraordinary!

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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Dale

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 12:52 AM

As always Jim, fantastic work.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 01:10 AM

Great idea Jim, I could see why this project would lend itself to wanting to do another one.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 01:25 AM

Another really awesome looking set.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 07-09-2013 01:53 AM

a beautiful set, its always nice to see your work and have a good example to learn from, thanks for the reply’s today.

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

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JR_Dog

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#9 posted 07-09-2013 02:21 AM

Great custom build

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Pieter

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#10 posted 07-09-2013 03:11 AM

Great imagination and execution.

Pieter

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#11 posted 07-09-2013 04:47 AM

Very very cool chess set, amazing…. well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 07-09-2013 09:39 AM

Once again Jim, Astounding work!

You are to chess sets, what Fabergé was to eggs!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#13 posted 07-09-2013 09:48 AM

Great work! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#14 posted 07-09-2013 02:01 PM

Now THAT is cool.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#15 posted 07-09-2013 04:09 PM

I appreciate the effort.Beautiful figures!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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