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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.)
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that is next level mighty fine...
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I'll second what Stick said - next, next level indeed! Fantastic work on both counts.



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WOW! Beautiful work.

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B E A U T I F U L L ! ! !

...and I love that you and Bruce took a collaborative approach...GOOD ON YA ! !


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Superb work all around and the cooperative effort is a treat to learn about. And not a CNC insight.
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I tried scroll sawing, on two seperate occasions. My brain could not cope with cutting a straight line 3" long. I cannot work out how you can do that.
Magnificent work
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Excellent job.

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*Bogglement!* Those are gorgeous, Rob! Collectors' quality.
Have you had it appraised? Whatever you charged it was worth every penny!
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