Chess Pieces and Sets

Chess is a game that has been played for centuries. Throughout that time, the 64 pieces were either carved or turned. The materials used were often ivory and wood.

You can turn your own chess set to make a custom set which will be unique! And you can select any variety of materials or woods so your set is a one-of-a-kind heirloom!

 

Hand Turned Wooden Chess PiecesHand Turned Wooden Chess Pieces
By: Shopsmith
In this article, Shopsmith shows how to turn the pieces of a chess set. In addition, they give patterns for all the chess pieces. This is a great primer for making Chess Pieces.

 

Turn a Chest SetTurn a Chest Set New Woodturning Projects by
By: Bruce Campbell
In this 3-part series, Bruce shows us how to turn all the pieces for a chest set. In part 1, Bruce shows how to turn the knights.
In part 2, Bruce turns the bases for the chess pieces.
In part 3, Bruce shows how to decorate the tops of the queens, rocks, bishops and kings.

 

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