Collaborative Chess set
I was approached by a lady who wanted a chess set to give as a gift. She had no joy from various wood turners she had approached, and someone eventually gave her my name. Now I do not have a lathe, but I do a lot of scroll-saw work. But one of my friends, Bruce, licks the pants off me when it comes to 3D scroll-saw work, so I asked him if he could produce some samples for her. He made a few pieces in 2 different styles - one a conventional style, and a second one based on Notre Dame Cathedral, for which he had a pattern.
She loved this one, and ordered a set, in a box and with a Chess board.
So Bruce made the pieces, and I made the board and box. The wood used for the pieces is Imbuia and Yellowwood, which is a local indigenous wood. For the board and box I used Imbuia and Pau Marfim, which is similar in looks to Yellowwood. The finish all round is Rustin's Danish Oil (from U.K.)