Making Wooden Chess Sets: 15 One-of-a-Kind Designs for the Scroll Saw (Fox Chapel Publishing) Neo-Classic, Trojan, Canterbury, Venice, a Chessboard, and More (Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Book)


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Create amazing one-of-a-kind chess sets on your scroll saw!

  • Classic and modern patterns including Neo-Classic, Trojan, Canterbury, Roman Glory, and more
  • 15 designs and scroll saw patterns for chess pieces, a board, a storage box, travel set, and more
  • Full-size patterns for each chess piece needed for every set, plus additional patterns for the special projects
  • Insightful information on construction, materials, tools, cutting techniques, and more
  • Author Jim Kape is an award-winning woodworker and chess set craftsman

Learn how to make unique, heirloom-quality chess sets on your scroll saw to collect, play, or gift!

Chess is played by millions of people worldwide. It holds a certain status to those who play it, and they often display their game boards as part of their décor. Woodworker and author Jim Kape takes this competitive mind sport to the next level, with 15 classic and modern designs of chess sets that are true conversation starters!

Making Wooden Chess Sets includes all the know-how and patterns you need to create stunning sets inspired by the classic architectural beauty of Paris, San Francisco, and Venice, as well as a Henry VIII set, Neo-Classic design sets, and more. The Berlin chess set will give chess enthusiasts and woodworkers a new viewpoint of the game with its distinctive vertical board that mounts on the wall and literally turns the chess pieces into a showcased work of art!

Also included is all the information you need to construct a handsome chess board, a cleverly designed travel chess set that enables you to bring your chess game wherever you go, and a handy storage box.

With his use of beautiful exotic woods, high level of craftsmanship, and unique designs, Kape will have everyone from chess set collectors and chess players to scrollers and woodworkers interested in creating the unique, heirloom-quality sets in this fascinating project book!

Projects include:

  • Classic Chess Set
  • Neo-Classic
  • Neo-Classic II
  • King Henry VIII
  • Trojan
  • Peter the Great
  • Canterbury
  • Paris
  • Roman Glory
  • San Francisco
  • Venice
  • Chessboard
  • Simple Storage Box
  • Travel Chess Set
  • Vertical Chess Set

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.

An impressive guide to crafting both classic and modern sets, Making Wooden Chess Sets is sure to delight!

Publisher‏:‎Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (December 1, 2010)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎136 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎156523457X
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1565234574
Item Weight‏:‎1.23 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8.52 x 0.35 x 11.06 inches

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