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    Well here it is my first practice compound chess piece. It doesn't look all that bad but not all the good ether. I think I did the base cuts right but I'm not sure I hope to hear for Jim Kape for that. I'm fairly happy with the way the nose came out I was a bit unsure on to do thhat when I was reading the book but once i got the piece on the saw it became clear. I still have a long way to go on these pieces before I get it down right. Any pointers on what to do or not do are welcome. Here are the pictures any and all comments are welcome.
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    Good looking job Dan for the first time.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    George

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    • #3
      Nicely done.....Oh you are going to become so addicted to compound cutting...
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        I have to say that it the ugliest looking Queen I have ever seen. My gawd she has a horse face.


        hahahahahahahaahaha

        Dave

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        • #5
          looks good to me, but then I am a long way from you.
          The other John A. Nelson
          johnsworkshop.com
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          • #6
            Thanks for the comments. I used my mop sander to smooth it out a bit a gave it a few shots of shellac. Oh Dave it's not a Queen it a knight maybe the term dog face used to be horse face. John next time I'll use a longer lens so you wont be so far away.
            sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
            To all who serve or have served, Thank you
            Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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            • #7
              Knight? Not Queen? Never mind!


              Dave

              ps nice job!

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              • #8
                Hey Dan, Keep practicing, pretty soon you will have a complete set!
                Actually it looks pretty good to me!
                Dan in So.Ca.

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                • #9
                  Well I've been practicing today and have two more pieces made and rook and pawn. It's getting a bit easier but I need a lot more pratice. I've been thinking about getting some pine for pratice but I think it mighht be better to use a harder wood since the real pieces I'll be making will be from hard wood. Any and all comments are welcome. I have enough scrap walnut to cut two more pieces so I'll try a King and Bishop.
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                  sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
                  To all who serve or have served, Thank you
                  Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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                  • #10
                    dan,looks good to me. What wood are you going to use for the white pieces? Lance

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                    • #11
                      White pieces? At this point I'm not even sure what wood I'm going to use for the dark pieces. The pieces I'm making now are just for practice. I email a picture of the knight to a brother of mine, he has not played chess in years but he want me to make a set for him so that 3 sets I'll have to make so far. I'm just about finished with another piece I'm been working on this one for about just about 45 min. Back to work now.
                      sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
                      To all who serve or have served, Thank you
                      Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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                      • #12
                        Boy the group doesn't give you any rest do they.....

                        These look great. I can't see anything I would have done different except do a little sanding of the blank before you put the pattern on. The base is the size of the blank, so if the blank is sanded, the base is too...
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Jim for the nice comment on my work. I sand the blank on my next practice piece. I had to order some more blades from Mike my last one #7 polar in on the was right now. Jim please check the Author question section I have a question posted about the weight of the chess pieces. Thanks
                          sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
                          To all who serve or have served, Thank you
                          Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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                          • #14
                            One of my first prokects with my scroll saw was a chess set.
                            You learn a lot about the saw and your sawing.
                            Looks to me like you have got the hang of it.

                            It's all fun
                            Terry
                            Craftsman 18"
                            Delta 46-460 lathe
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                            • #15
                              Practice? Just keep cutting... when your done you will have a beautiful chess set and all the practice you need. Looking great to me!
                              Jerry
                              Life's funny if you laugh at it!

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