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Chess pieces and board #5: The Knight

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Blog entry by Luke posted 152 days ago 764 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Turning the Castle Part 5 of Chess pieces and board series Part 6: Knights done, and all pieces so far »

I’ve made a prototype of the knight, finally. It’s not perfect, but a good start. I’ll have to remake this one as I made a critical error in centering the cut on the front/rear view of the piece. I probably won’t post a video on this one as one piece takes me about an hour to make. I’ll post pictures as I get them done though. The eyes were made with a 1/4” forstner bit. The grooves for the hair were made with a v-groove carving chisel. All partial relief edges were filed down with an fine cut Auriou Rasp. All surfaces sanded to 600 grit thereafter.

Thanks for looking.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com



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Makarov

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#1 posted 152 days ago

Nice, I have always wanted to carve a chess set. I got the pawns roughed out then stopped.

Eric

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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Luke

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Sorry to hear you never finished it. Is it still around where you can work on it again? It’s much fun.
Thanks,

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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