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Thread: A Very Cool Chess Set..... Not Mine!

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    A Very Cool Chess Set..... Not Mine!

    I saw this and I thought it was very interesting....

    Umbra Wobble Chess Set

    Sorry if it has been posted before.

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    It's new to me and very cool!

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    Kewl!!!

    Never saw that before!
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    making that board would be a feat in itself, i can get gouges in a flat surface but not the same shape each time and in the right places as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    making that board would be a feat in itself, i can get gouges in a flat surface but not the same shape each time and in the right places as well
    I wouldn't know where to begin making that board
    Cool stuff though
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Very cool pieces and board, but calling the board "ironic"? Really? I don't think he has any idea what that word means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    I wouldn't know where to begin making that board
    Cool stuff though
    I saw someone claim that it was veneer on a cnc substrate which made sense to me.

    There also appear to be magnets involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    I saw someone claim that it was veneer on a cnc substrate which made sense to me.

    There also appear to be magnets involved.
    Thanks Ryan, those dips are beyond this dips skills
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    "weebles wobble but they don't fall down" -- child of the seventies here, yup.
    HOWEVER, don't you surrender in chess by laying down your king? A move which is impossible with this set. Uh-oh.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    ...HOWEVER, don't you surrender in chess by laying down your king? A move which is impossible with this set. Uh-oh.
    Just more of the "everybody's a winner" mentality these days. You can't lose with this chess set! Everybody gets a trophy!

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