Making Wooden Chess Sets: 15 One-of-a-Kind Projects for the Scroll Saw

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As one of the world's most popular games, chess is appealing not only because of the strategy and tactics involved, but for the beautiful pieces used to play the game. To players and collectors alike, chess sets can be elegant works of art and conversation pieces that are proudly displayed in either a home or office.

But, just like the game, making a chess set involves strategic planning. With the expert guidance of woodworker Jim Kape, you'll be thinking many moves ahead as you...

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Overview

As one of the world's most popular games, chess is appealing not only because of the strategy and tactics involved, but for the beautiful pieces used to play the game. To players and collectors alike, chess sets can be elegant works of art and conversation pieces that are proudly displayed in either a home or office.

But, just like the game, making a chess set involves strategic planning. With the expert guidance of woodworker Jim Kape, you'll be thinking many moves ahead as you create 13 one-of-a-kind chess sets along with a handsome board to display them and a sturdy storage box for your pieces.

Making Wooden Chess Sets includes all the know-how and patterns you need to create stunning sets inspired by the classic architectural beauty of cities like Paris, San Francisco, and Venice. One of the sets is even designed with a distinctive vertical board that hangs on the wall and literally turns the chess pieces into a showcased work of art. A cleverly designed travel set enables you to bring your chess game wherever you go. Whether you're a woodworker, chess player, or scroll saw enthusiast, you'll be inspired by the beautiful exotic woods, the high level of craftsmanship, and unique designs to start crafting your own heirloom-quality chess sets.

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Checkmate! Here is a book fit for kings, queens and knights and a book not to be pawned. I, with my sick humor could not work a rook into my diatribe. In any event, this is a fantastic and inspiring book for all woodworkers.

In a word, unique! This is perhaps the best way of describing the contents of this book. Author Kape has a great imagination and it is well projected in this fabulous book. There are, as the cover suggests, 15 one-of-a-kind projects for the scroll saw. There is a classic and two neo-classic sets that are close to traditional but certainly unique as cut with the scrollsaw. There is also a set reminiscent of the Knights of the Round Table, a classic Greek set, a Czarist set and an Olde English set. Add these to the architectural collection like Paris, Canterbury, Venice, Rome and San Francisco and you have a fully rounded out chess set collection that is to die for.

Now, if you were counting you will realize that the list is short by four. These are made up by the author's plans for a chess board, a travelling chess board, a storage box and a vertical wall mounted chess set.

Kape provides the sawyer with full plans and scale drawings for all of the above as well as a full list of materials. As an avid chess player and/or a scroll sawyer you will really appreciate this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234574
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 445,222
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Kape has been working with wood since childhood. One of his chess sets took a First Place Blue Ribbon at the 2009 Excellence in Woodworking show sponsored by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers. Another of his set designs won a county and state fair award in Utah.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

*Getting Started

Section 2: Gallery of Design

*Classic Chess Set

*Neo Classic Chess Set

*Neo Classic II Chess Set

*King Henry VIII Chess Set

*Trojan Chess Set

*Peter the Great Chess Set

*Canterbury Chess Set

*Paris Chess Set

*Roman Glory Chess Set

*San Francisco Chess Set

*Venice Chess Set

Section 3: Projects

*Building the Classic Chess Set

*Building a Chessboard

*Simple Storage Box

*Box Joint Storage Box

*Travel Chess Set

*Vertical Chess Set

Appendix - Designs

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