Tuesday, August 31, 2010

why make one chess set, when you can make two?




When I was working on the previous chess set, I got the idea of making a square and round set... and so here's the start:



Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Saturday, August 28, 2010

wooden chess set: complete set




The chess set is finally complete. here's a few pictures. I'm sorry to say the pictures of the separate pieces are quite blurry.
anyway here goes:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Monday, August 16, 2010

new sculpting challenge...

as a quick start to the new sculpting challenge at the clubhouse I started work on this 'brain' from pinky and the brain.

based on this picture: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8zGh0s-4fXI/SKRT96qCcmI/AAAAAAAAAHI/18H83R4IjCc/s400/goodman02_PinkyBrain-01.jpg

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Saturday, August 7, 2010

chessset ... creating a new board.

It's been a while since I posted something and even longer since I worked on the chess set. So with new energy I decided to create new board as well. this one will be one solid piece (unlike the previous one, that you can fold up).

materials are whitewood, hardwood and a lot of glue :)

here are some pictures.
the raw materials:
Photobucket

Photobucket

cut and glued:
Photobucket

all dry the next morning:
Photobucket

sanded down nice smooth:
Photobucket

next steps:
- cutting the board to glue the strips on.
- cutting the edges for the board
- glueing it all together
- finishing touches.