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.