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Blog series by woodboxman updated 07-27-2007 05:50 AM 2 parts 5135 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Prototype design

07-24-2007 06:05 AM by woodboxman | 4 comments »

So, I’ve always wanted to turn some chess figures and build a Chess board. I have been tinkering around with some designs and finally turned a first design prototype. I already don’t like the lack of taper to the top. this piece, the bishop is 3 1/2 inches tall.I’m gonna make the pawns 2 3/4 inches,the Rooks 3 1/4 inches,knights 3 1/2, queen 4 inches and the king will be 4 inches. The squares will be 2 inches. The light wood is Maple i think and the dark wood is Walnut...

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Part 2: Prototype design #2

07-27-2007 05:50 AM by woodboxman | 4 comments »

...meanwhille, back at the lathe…. I’ve refined the prototype!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

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