Up for a game of chess?


April 3, 2012

A couple years ago Ethan and Adriel made a compound cut chess set with the scroll saw. They found the patterns online but needed to fine tune them using TurboCad.

I liked playing with it very much until we decided to give the set to our pastor at church for his 80th birthday party.

I wanted Ethan to make another set but he didn't have time and told me to make my own. But I was also too busy at the time. Then... one misty, moisty morning... I found the old patterns, for the chess set, that Ethan had made, and I headed over to Doran's workshop (which we like to call "the chippy"- its a British term).

I decided to use walnut and aspen for the different colors. Then I started cutting and experimenting around until I finally got a good piece. It took me 4 days but I cut out a whole set of pieces successfully. Then with the help of Dad, Ethan, and Adriel (just a little help) I made a matching chess board.

Here are some pictures of my first chess set.

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It is very convenient, if one gets lost you can just go out in the shop
and make another one. They are fun to play with and I don't plan on giving these away any time soon :)


Jillian said:
It's beautiful! You boys take after your daddy's talent! Good job!
Grama K said:
You surprise me Jadon; didn't think this was really in your "field" but looks like you did a tremendous job. I bet there would be a big price tag on your set at somewhere like Cracker Barrel.
Lanae said:
You amazed me again!!! Since you don't want to part w/ it, I suggest you better start making more!!!(to sell!)
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