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Larry-Jenkins
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Now there are two!

Here's the two maple Knights, without finish.  I'll need to finish sand them later with some Sandblaster 320 grit prior to finishing.  (3Ms new paper, yellowish color, great stuff.)

 

Started the walnut pair today.  Long fun project, but I have till next Christmas.

 

Thanks for watching, and thanks for all the nice comments so far.  Here's the images..

 

Larry

 

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handy-dan
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Re: Now there are two!

They look like twins to me.  Nice!

 

Dan

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krumy205747
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handy-dan wrote:

They look like twins to me.  Nice!

 

Dan


That's exactly the first thing I thought too! Nice work Larry

 

Steve K

Where do I get my wood? I'm oppor"turn"istic!!
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johnclucas
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I have to ask.  What are you going to make the dark ones out of?    GReat job on those two.

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Woodburner
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Larry it looks as though you are up to you good work as usual.

You must have the patience of Jobe.

Looking forward to seeing them all.

LEO
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Larry-Jenkins
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Re: Now there are two!

Air dried Black Walnut heartwood.

 

Already got the first Knight done.  Will post another image when I get the second one done.

 

Thanks to all for the nice comments.  It's a real fun project.  I'm making full-size  drawings for each piece to suit my choice for the bases.   Rooks next..

 

Where did I put Leo's quarter?

 

Larry

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Carl_Fisher
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Those are awesome.  One of the better designs I've seen in a while.

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Larry-Jenkins
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Thanks, Carl..

 

That's  quite a nice compliment.

 

In a day or so, I'll post a couple images of how the Chess Set family is growing.  Then, I'm thinking about designing and making a "Final Sanding" screw jig to polish all the pieces prior to applying the finish.

 

I'll post images of that when we come to that step, which is not far off..

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Larry

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wirebender
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Larry -

 

Those are beautiful! 

 

I wish I could get inspired to make a wooden set.  Mine are pewter and copper colored ceramic that my wife made, but I got to make a nice display case with glass doors and the chess board out of wood.  The ceramic pieces were top-heavy, so I filled than with lead shot and a hot-glue plug before I put felt on the bottom.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing your completed set!

 

Dave.

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