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  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #141

    tmkroll

    Chessbot crush other chess sets!

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #142

    BigLew

    I'm not a chess set. Why has the thread title not been gramatically corrected yet?

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #143

    Jolal

    lol, I usually notice such things...

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #144

    czechhappens

    1959 plastic figurine set, called "Renaissance Chessmen". $2.00 from some grandma's attic at a yard sale last year.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #145

    czechhappens

    Maybe we should start a new thread, like post your pics of chess sets you've MADE, or chess boards, tables, that you've BUILT. This is a $7.00 table from a thrift store, I spent about $60 over 6 weeks laying all this out by hand, and it is a really nice, heavily used table in my tiny living room. 

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #146

    czechhappens

    This is a little guy someone gave to me, it looked rather sundamaged, like maybe it had been wet or outside. So after some sanding and glossing, & re-doing the whole box inside & out, I brought him back to life.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #147

    czechhappens

    1930's Milton Bradley with printed instructions inside the box. $3.00 at the auction place across the street.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #148

    czechhappens

    One of my regulars at the club is a doctor, and he said he paid 10 bucks for this in Tiujuana during his 'early, wild years'...

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #149

    czechhappens

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #150

    tmkroll

    nice, checkhappens.

    I made all these chessmen back when I was casting resin but the more creative I get the less they are for play.

    I copied an imcomplete porcelain set to make this complete set.

    And here is a design similar to the Lewis Chessmen from store-bought molds. I didn't finish a whole set of these.

    Makruk from seashells and a knight I carved by hand (not terribly well.) Actually this is my most conversative set. If you Google what a makruk set is supposed to look like you'll see these pieces are quite recognizable, just with Western piece heights... like this Cambodian set: http://history.chess.free.fr/images/makruk/s154-Cambodia-20e.jpg

    My most ambitious set, also from seashells, and far too creative for play. I'd like to think the pieces are all recognizable, but I know they take at least a minute to figure out and would not be practical by any means.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #151

    tmkroll

    also before someone else does it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VFU9ZQJBZnM

    These people are chess sets.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #152

    Jascias

    checkhappens wrote:

    Maybe we should start a new thread, like post your pics of chess sets you've MADE, or chess boards, tables, that you've BUILT. This is a $7.00 table from a thrift store, I spent about $60 over 6 weeks laying all this out by hand, and it is a really nice, heavily used table in my tiny living room. 

     

     

    Very nice! What did you put on the wood to get it to mirror shine like that?

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #153

    Boogalicious

    This chess set was free and I like its quality very much.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #154

    Boogalicious

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #155

    fiddletim

    very fun chessmates....thanks. checkhappens, really nice work. hey is that Bill Bryson work on the bookshelf behind the chessboard/set, titled "A Walk in the Woods" ?  very fun writer   mighty fine description of the Appalachian Trail experience if it is ?

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #156

    czechhappens

    Jascias wrote:
    checkhappens wrote:

    Maybe we should start a new thread, like post your pics of chess sets you've MADE, or chess boards, tables, that you've BUILT. This is a $7.00 table from a thrift store, I spent about $60 over 6 weeks laying all this out by hand, and it is a really nice, heavily used table in my tiny living room. 

     

     

    Very nice! What did you put on the wood to get it to mirror shine like that?

    What you need is something called "SUPER high gloss" or some such product. It claims to be equal to 60 coats of polyeurethane, but that is misleading. For something so thick and hard, go ask the hardware guy for a kit of whats called "epoxy, resin, and hardener". They'll know what you mean, this stuff is dangerous. 6 minutes to mix it, it generates some real HEAT, then about 30 minutes work time to spread it around. it dries for 3 days, auto levels, and you can breathe warmly onto the surface to make bubbles dissapate. stinky stuff, but it is knife proof, flame proof, and feels smooth as glass & hard as marble. i bleach-wipe the thing and its like new...

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #157

    czechhappens

    My club regular surprised me again, he claims he has 20 sets back in his hometown in Israel; so he randomly brings one to the club last week, and it's GORGEOUS. We have no idea what this is, where its from, how old etc., does anyone have any clue? We played an amazing game with it.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #158

    Maybe_Player

    Boogalicious wrote:
     

    Officially proven that chess can make you drunk. :D

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #159

    N2UHC

    tmkroll wrote:

    also before someone else does it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VFU9ZQJBZnM

    These people are chess sets.

    Aw man, they didn't even fight to the death like in Battlechess?

    Personally I prefer the scene in History of the World Part I.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #160

    Jion_Wansu

    Nice thread


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