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|11-20-2012, 04:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2011
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GCSE Chess Project with scroll saw pieces (A*)
Finally, on Friday I got to take home my year 11 design technology project, which was completed before Easter. Basically, it's a chess board box with compound cut pieces. The theme of the project was/is culture, so I decided to make the pieces themselves different landmarks around the world, as I realised compound cutting certain animals was near impossible-(to the standard that I wanted it to be).
The project is made entirely from English walnut and sycamore- with a lovely grain running along the outside of the box. the box also features a draw for the pieces to fit inside.
Considering I was 15 when I made this project and it was in fact my first 'big project', it is by no means perfect; annoyingly not all of the squares line up perfectly, and the pieces are very fragile. However considering I had only been scrolling for less than a year when I made this project, I am very pleased with the outcome.
King- Big Ben
Queen- Empire State Building
Bishop- Eiffel Tower
Knight- Colosseum Gate
Rook- Great Wall Of China tower
Below I have linked some photos of the pieces, some with the very first mock-ups that I did. I drew all-but two of the patterns used- which I got from Jim Kape's book.
I thought I'd share this project with you because comments and feedback would help so much. Thankyou, Michael
Please click the link below for a video of the project.
GCSE Chess Project with scroll saw pieces (A*) - YouTube
|11-20-2012, 11:53 PM||#4|
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Very nice work - outstanding.
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|11-21-2012, 02:08 AM||#5|
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Excellent work on those Michael! Thanks for sharing your skill with us.
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|11-21-2012, 10:11 AM||#6|
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That was quite an undertaking. Thanks for sharing...
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|11-21-2012, 04:36 PM||#7|
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History while learning to play chess. What a wonderful combination. What an outstanding project.
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|11-21-2012, 04:50 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2011
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thankyou everybody for your comments! By the way, the finger joint type things on the corners of the box were not made using a jig, but on the scroll saw.
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|11-22-2012, 12:03 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Summertown, Tennessee
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Brilliant! Well done!
Where did you get the pattern for the Big Ben Tower?
I'm working on, and will be for some time, the San Francisco set from Jim Kape's book. It dosn't look as good as yours.
Thanks for showing.
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|11-23-2012, 11:38 AM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Central Ohio
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Very well done! I'm truly impressed with your work being such a young man. I see great things to come in your future.
Best of luck
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