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    Turned Chessmen

    I'm finally getting started on this, my daughter's birthday is in the beginning of July, so I have to get this done, heck it is May already for crying out loud!!

    I got the chessboard done before christmas, but this is going to take more than a few nights.


    The one on the far right I did not even bother turning the base off, but it was a start.

    A few practice shots later and the one on the left is about what I want, but I'm sure they will evolve a bit more.

    To make a template I cut that one in half....







    That poor little chessman got the ride of his life!!


    Now I've turned a few more, I'm going to turn maybe a half dozen more than I need and then pick the best 16 pawns, then I'll move on to the the other pieces.

    I'm going for a fairly simple classic look called Staunton set....


    .... but a bit taller.

    We shall see how this works out.

    I also want to build a box to house the chessmen in and add a nice trim around the chessboard I built before to dress it up a bit.

    Cheers!
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    This will be fun to follow along.
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    Good start, Stu!

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    Anyone else flash back to Crocodile Dundee when they see Stu's Bandsaw blade?


    Good luck turning the knights!!!
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    So I guess it would go something like " That's not a bandsaw blade, THAT'S a BANDSAW BLADE!"

    One of my all time favorite movie scenes!
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    Looks good so far, Stu. Are you going to use all light wood and dye the dark pieces?
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    Thanks guys!

    Art, that has to be one of my favorite movie lines!

    Vaughn, I was going to make them all out of Maple and then ebonize one set, but now I've decided to dig out some Walnut from my stash and do one set in Walnut, I think it will look better with the board being Maple and Walnut.!
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    OK I got some chocolate pawns done......


    The Walnut is certainly trickier to turn, but I think they look nice. They are not as dark in real life as they apear in the picture!

    Soon the pawns will be done, then I think I'll do the bishops....?
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Looking great Stu. Looking forward to learning how you do the other pieces
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