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Old 06-03-2018, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default chess set -- in progress

I somehow got it in my mind to turn a chess set. Inspired by the modern, minimalist design by Hermann Ohme, I've finished turning everything but the knights (which are striking fear in my heart). The woods are cherry and hard maple. Getting the pieces to (almost) match is certainly upping my skill!

I also have a collection of errors that will land in the "chess set of misfit pieces," including one cherry pawn I left out to darken in the sun and got chewed on by a chipmunk!
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very well done..... You know the knight doesn't actually HAVE to be a horse... especially with your modernistic style of pieces.... this is my chess set.... no horse for a knight...
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like what you've done! So many cool designs.

I'm going to go for the knight as Ohme designed it, though I'm still trying to figure out the order of sawing and turning. If I saw the head shape first, I'll be working with a square piece of wood, but I'll have to leave more slop because the axis won't be well-defined yet. If I turn the basic shape first, I'll have to figure out how to hold the round piece firmly on the band saw. I'll definitely have to practice before trying to do it for real!

By the way, I have my eye on this chess board design.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Very nice, that looks like a fun project.

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Old 06-03-2018, 10:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Very nice work and a very impressive Chess set. CHIPMUNKS!!! Last year they got into my wife's Jeep and completely tore out the engine compartment fire wall mat and then moved to my truck and ate the sound proofing off the hood. Stuck the stuff in the K&N filter box which I just found after trying to figure out why I wasn't getting the power I once had and changed the filter. My neighbor had her car wiring eaten by them and had a heck of a time getting her car in for service, cost her an arm and a leg for the wiring repair too. Last year I took care of the problem. Winchester has an exterminator solution that lets you reach out and touch the varmints from great distances. I've seen only two this year and my exterminator took care of them. CHIPMUNKS, I hate them.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice work !!

Let's see the work of the chipmunk, please !!!

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Old 06-08-2018, 02:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great set! Iím working on a set too and seeing yours helps a lot for getting back to mine.

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