Chess Men and board #2: Prototype design #2

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...meanwhille, back at the lathe…. I’ve refined the prototype!
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I’m starting to like this one. Now i just gotta be able to make a good cross for the top. It’s pretty small. I downsized the pieces a little, the king is a little over 3 inches tall.

I’m starting to get excited about this project..more to come

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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#1 posted 2588 days ago

Thanks for posting…I’ll be watching your work closely. I’m working on veneering a chess board and will need some pieces. If you don’t mind, I just might use your pictures as a guide on turning some of my own.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2588 days ago

it sounds like you are really enjoying this creative process.
Is this your first piece being designed?

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#3 posted 2588 days ago

Very nice.

How are you going to make the knights?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 2588 days ago

I don’t mind at all if you use my pics for ideas.

yep, first ever try at turning chess pieces. i was not happy at all with the bishop i first carved in part 1. I think, with some minor tweaks this will be the main design.

The knights…...........hmmm…......ummm…... Learn to carve, or send em to one of the Rogers.LOL

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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