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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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Little late to the game. I'll have to pick this up. Looks like a good project for over the holidays.
I have a box of walnut cutoffs that would be ideal for this project.
Something to while away the cool evenings and days......
Just made a chess board and thinking about making the pieces now. This would be a great resource!
Looks like a fine way to use scrap pieces of exotics and the like
Chess pieces have long been on my list of to-does, hopefully still this year. So far Ive planned on doing them on the lathe but now you've confused me :)
The scrollsaw version seems sturdy and pleasant to hold. Perhaps I can come up with a hybrid - turning the upper half and scrolling the bottom ... or the other way around.
Please count me in.
Can you ever have too many project books?
I have been giving thought of projects using my scroll saw...this would be perfect.
Sounds Great, Nice winter projects.
That looks like it would be a very nice project to work on.
Looks like a lot of fun. I'd enjoy that book!
I remember my parents made me a chess set from nuts and bolts and a piece of pine. We did not have a lot of money back then so they used their wits and hard work instead. I loved that chess set and it would be great to return the favor.
This would be great!! I could picture a beautiful box to contain it...sign me up!
Making a chess set would be a great way to practice my passion for hand tools. Thanks for the opportunity!
My son's teacher is one of the premiere chess teachers in the country. We gave him a set from Bolivia that he loved. I've been thing about what it would take to make him a very special gift. This book could have the answer. I can't wait to check it out!
Owning this book would be a great excuse to buy a scroll saw. Count me in for the drawing.
Wanted to make a set ever since seeing some of the modernist sets from the original MOMA exhibiton
I'm a lousy chess player, but at least I'd have the satisfaction of winning the book...
A "winner" of a book. Count me in.
This would be a great idea for the long winter season.
This would be a good read.
Now this is a book I would love to have.
Those square pieces look amazing, I'd like to learn how! I never wanted o make the round type, but this very original. Checkmate, i'm in too!
Please add me to your list, I am always looking for new ideas for chess sets.
Can't play very well myself, but chess sets are nice gifts. The book would sure help.
I've wanted to do this for years....This book would be perfect
This book would be a great addition to my collection. Feel free to send it my way!
I want to win this book, read it, then come back and tell you what I think of it. Please count me in.
Count me in.
This looks like a great book!
This looks intriguing, I've never seen a book on this subject, it's something I've always wanted to make since I tried to make a chessboard in shop class in grade 7. Note, I said tried.... :-)
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