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    Just a few pics of my GCSE project for 2012. Features scroll saw chess pieces. (Made entirely from walnut and sycamore).

    The pieces are as follows:
    King- Big Ben
    Queen- Empire State Building
    Bishop- Eiffel Tower
    Knight- Colosseum (west entrance)
    Rook- Great Wall of China (Tower)
    Pawn- Pyramid

    Please leave constructive comments and possible improvements!

    Individual Empire State Building pattern can be found here:

    michaelsscrollsaw: GCSE CHESS PROJECT - YouTube <---- PLEASE CLICK
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    Last edited by michaelsscrollsaw; 04-25-2012, 05:17 PM.

  • #2
    Excellent work. Where did you get the patterns for the pieces?

    Thanks for sharing.



    • #3
      Originally posted by weiner9696 View Post
      Excellent work. Where did you get the patterns for the pieces?

      Thanks for sharing.

      Thanks for the comment. The answer to your question is: borrowed 2, drew the other 4.


      • #4
        Impressive. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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        • #5
          I like it very much.

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          • #6
            Very Nice!!!
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            • #7
              Outstanding! I don't play chess so I have no idea how you would know which is the "queen" etc., but this set is REALLY fine just to look at! Very nice work!


              • #8

                Great job on the Chess set.
                I like it!

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                • #9
                  I think your Chess Set is brilliant. I love the Big Ben and Empire State! By the way thanks for the Empire State pattern.

                  I've got Jim Kape's book Making Wooden Chess Sets and am working on the San Francisco set.


                  My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


                  • #10
                    That's a creative chess set. Very unique and interesting. I like it very much.


                    • #11
                      Excellent work!



                      • #12
                        Nice work Michael. Are you going to add the other dials to Big Ben?

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                        • #13
                          Wow fantastic.

                          To question about piece identification, I think easy after a moment. Tallest pieces Big Ben and Empire State -- queen more svelte. Eiffel tower similar to traditional shape for Bishop. Etc.
                          Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788


                          • #14
                            Awesome Michael !
                            I like your designs.
                            I'm working on Diana Thompson's Woodworkers Set using aspen and walnut.
                            Any chance of sharing your patterns?

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                            • #15
                              Very nice chess set. That said, I had a hard time choosing on the poll because, although it is a totally awesome chess set, we should always be looking for ways to improve our skills.

                              Do I detect some curl in that sycamore? It looks great. Also, how difficult was it to cut compared with the walnut?

                              Thanks for sharing.
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