Making Wooden Chess Sets

I have quite a collection of woodworking books, many being different plans and projects I’m hoping to aspire to create one day. (And yes, there are one or two workbench plans in the collection!)  One book I came across recently which looked interesting was this one:

Wooden Chess Sets You Can Make

The plans are designed for the scrollsaw, and are three-dimensional (also known as compound cut patterns) – the plans are designed to be cut from both the front and side. These can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, depending on the piece.

Tool Chess Set

This is one of the chess sets in the book – a set of woodworking tools (although I’m not sure how the pliers fit the theme so well), and was the main reason I wanted it.  I guess not many people have tried this design (I haven’t….yet), as the only picture I could find of the set on the web was on the ScrollingandBeyond.com website, (who sell the chess sets from this book already made.)

4 Responses

  1. Hi , I am just a common woodworking freak.I am probably going to retire within the next 6 mths and aftter bringing up and educating 4 kids ,have decided to be a little selfish and start spending more time with my “toys” ( woodworking machinery and tools ) saw your site and it looks i nteresting so I thought I’d say Hi ! live in Johannesburg South Africa and contrary to common belief we don’t have lions in the streets (but the best game park in the world 3 1/2 hrs dive away.Nor do we have any wild “spearchuckers” or cannibals .Take care and regards –Harold Stern

  2. Harold, for your information, we in Australia also do not have kangaroos hopping down our main streets. Although, where I live, we do have a mob of 30 or so regularly dining at the very edge of our town. And a family of six foxes less than 100 metres from our home. Local authorities are reluctant to do anything about them, as any offensive actions made to remove same, may offend some people.
    Enjoy Stusshed. It’s a great site.

  3. […] pictured on the front cover. Now being a tool fanatic I like this set: (scroll down this page some) Making Wooden Chess Sets | Stu's Shed Supposedly it is somewhere in that book too. Or you could cheat today and make your sets on a 5 […]

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