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Making Wooden Chess Sets Book

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42991
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Making Wooden Chess Sets Book
Making Wooden Chess Sets Book

Create a chess set that doubles as a work of art and a fun board game using mostly your scroll saw! Making Wooden Chess Sets includes colorfully photographed instructions to build 13 different themed sets including San Francisco, King Henry VIII, Paris, Roman Glory, Venice and more. Plus, expert woodworker Jim Kape includes plans for a board and a storage box in this easy-to-follow do-it-yourself reference book.


Features:
  • Classic chess sets
  • Neo-classic set
  • Neo-classic II set
  • King Henry VIII set
  • Trojan set
  • Peter the Great set
  • Canterbury set
  • Paris set
  • Roman Glory set
  • San Francisco set
  • Venice set
  • Making a chessboard set
  • Simple storage box set
  • Travel chess set set
  • Vertical chess set
  • Over 100 color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
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More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 978-1-56523-457-4
Weight 1.2500
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 135 pages
Author Jim Kape
Topic Chess Pieces
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Amazing! Bought this for my brother-in-law and he couldn’t put it down.
January 1, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
A great publication.
This is a great book. I first made the jig as shown and it made all the difference. Swinging a jig instead of the small piece on the saw is a very smooth process. I made the classic and the pieces look exactly like the cover photo. This was a "keepsake" project requested by my grandson and he should be very pleased with the results. A nice experience.
June 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Making wooden chess sets
I am enjoying the challenge, learning to take my time it just takes time. But I am getting better.
December 26, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Trying to find the best fit for My Grandson
Joseph J on Feb 6, 2019
i wonted it
james p on Mar 26, 2018
Trying to find the best fit for My Grandson
Joseph J on Feb 6, 2019
To make chess sets
TODD Snavely O on Feb 3, 2019
i wonted it
james p on Mar 26, 2018
I want to know how to make the chess set in my workshop.
Howard E. H on Oct 9, 2016
I wanted to make a chess set using a scroll saw instead of a lathe, and I felt that I needed help with patterns for the pieces and guidance on how to proceed.
Bob T on Sep 30, 2016
Love making chess boards for people and would like to continue that into the next phase.
Matthew S on Aug 6, 2016
A few years ago I made a chess board for my grandson, and now he has asked for the pieces to be made as keepsakes.
Dick C on May 30, 2016
DESIGNED TWO CHESS SETS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS.
REQUEST FOR MORE AND THIS BOOK WILL HELP.
BILL C on Jan 13, 2016
wanted to try and make some chess piece's
RUSSELL W on Nov 8, 2015
My youngest son loves to play chess so we're going to make a chess set.
Douglas F on Aug 14, 2015
To make chess sets
TODD Snavely O on Feb 3, 2019
I want to know how to make the chess set in my workshop.
Howard E. H on Oct 9, 2016
Are the plans plane simple enough for a beginner?
Lloyd C on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are a number of plans and they range from simple to more complex. As a beginner I don't think you will have trouble in using the various plans but it is important to carefully read the particular plan you choose carefully and completely before you begin.
Are these plans simple enough for a beginner in woodworking?
Lloyd C on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Well all beginners have slightly different abilities, however I do believe there are sets that are within the realm of doable for a beginner. Some of it will depend on the tools you have or have access to. Also don't the afraid to modify a piece to match your skill level. I have three sets I play and display - I can not tell you the number that have been recycled. Have fun and improve your skills!
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