UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Wooden Chess Sets by Jim Kape
Making Wooden Chess Sets: 15 One-of-a-Kind Projects for the Scroll Saw by Jim Kape
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 136 pp.
Making Wooden Chess Sets: 15 One-of-a-Kind Projects for the Scroll Saw by Jim Kape has detailed instructions for making 13 different chess sets as well as a chess board and a storage box. There are full size patterns for the different pieces and the designs range from a classic or traditional set to some unique designs based on the architecture of different cities. For example, the Peter the Great set is based on historic architecture of Russia, the Canterbury is English inspired, and Paris includes the Eiffel Tower as the king. The book also includes a list of tools used and says that the scroll saw and tablesaw are the two most often used. There is even a short history of the game and basic rules of play.
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