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Old 06-06-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Wrapped up my first Scroll Saw Project, Chess!

I've had a blast working through my first Chess set with Jim Kape's book "Making Wooden Chess Sets". Great work Jim! I've learned a good bit in the process and make a few strategic deviations from Jim's plans and designs. I think in a follow up post later I'll let you all know the things I did that works, and the things that really didn't work at all.

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PS - The marble topped chess table came from a used furniture store, but if you want to imagine I made it then who am I to stop you!
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Nicely done. Sounds like you enjoyed this adventure.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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Thanks! Yes I did enjoy myself, so much so that I've got enough wood for a 2nd set prepped and waiting for a few free evenings

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Now that is quite an accomplishment! Love the craftsmanship you put into Jim's creation. You can be very proud of your work. Excellent!!!
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HZ, the chess set turned out real nice.
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Working on my next set, this one is a gift for my sister, a UF grad, so I tweaked the knight a bit..

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Great looking chess set! Not just a good design, but great execution and colors.

Kudos, to making another one too. I'd probably give up after just a few pawns.

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Hi hazmat - that's a pretty complicated first project.
Great achievement and a real nice end result.
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Thanks everyone! I think I would have quit after cutting all that poplar. Ugh! So hard to cut 2x2 poplar with a #5 blade. But..then the Cedar and Joy of joys! Anyway, I discovered Shellac and it's many options for tinting and now I'm a full Cedar convert.

Oh and here's the final Gator head knight, if anyone is interested Jim said it was ok for me to share the pattern of my Gator head or "skinny" knight. For the rest of the piece patterns you'll need Jim's book.


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