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3D printed wooden chess set

  • #21

    Evidently I'm so excited I had to post twice! 😆

  • #22

    pete - What kind of printer does your library have? Let us know how your test prints go. Also, I think you'll like the new stretch goals which include the design variations requested by yourself and Ronbo710:

     

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    Stretch goal 2 features more design variations requested by members of the chess.com forums.

    Dubrovnik I style bishop. The original bishop design in included in this set is similar to the 1970 Dubrovnik II bishop with the flatter top to the hat. This stretch goal redesign is based on the 1950 Dubrovnik I bishop with the elliptical hat. The model is provided in one piece for painting the opposite colored finial, or in two pieces for printing in two materials.

    The Zagreb set is a newer design with many similarities to the Dubrovnik set, but it features opposite colored finials on the queen and king as well as the bishop. The king also has the traditional cross-shaped finial. The king's cross is designed to be printed lying flat and then glued into place in a slot in the head.

  • #23

    conorokane wrote:

    pete - What kind of printer does your library have? Let us know how your test prints go. Also, I think you'll like the new stretch goals which include the design variations requested by yourself and Ronbo710:

     

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    Stretch goal 2 features more design variations requested by members of the chess.com forums.

    Dubrovnik I style bishop. The original bishop design in included in this set is similar to the 1970 Dubrovnik II bishop with the flatter top to the hat. This stretch goal redesign is based on the 1950 Dubrovnik I bishop with the elliptical hat. The model is provided in one piece for painting the opposite colored finial, or in two pieces for printing in two materials.

    The Zagreb set is a newer design with many similarities to the Dubrovnik set, but it features opposite colored finials on the queen and king as well as the bishop. The king also has the traditional cross-shaped finial. The king's cross is designed to be printed lying flat and then glued into place in a slot in the head.

    conorokane wrote: pete - What kind of printer does your library have? Let us know how your test prints go. Also, I think you'll like the new stretch goals which include the design variations requested by yourself and Ronbo710: Stretch goal 2 features more design variations requested by members of the chess.com forums. According to the website it has an Ultimaker 2+ printer and Cura. I will certainly do so That 2nd stretch goal sounds great!
  • #24

    I printed the King and Pawn and it turned out great! This was my first time doing 3D printing so I had a hard time figuring out how to set the settings to what is called for in the instructions for the King. I did the King at 20% fill but I figured out how to adjust under custom settings for the Pawn and have that at 15%. I still couldn't figure out how to do all the adjustments that the instructions called for in Cura. I was very impressed with the quality of the final product. Unfortunately the library doesn't let me change the color of the filament or bring my own but silver looked nice. 

     

    I officially backed the Kickstarter and am now really interested in 3D printing. It was really neat to watch and i could definitely utilize these pieces in a tournament settings.

  • #25

    pete - great to hear your test prints worked well. I will add some specific instructions for Cura users to the final print-settings PDF that all backers will receive. The campaign has hit the first stretch goal so the first bishop variation is now included. I'm doing some test prints of it to make sure it prints well in woodfil as well as PLA.

    With regard to your library printer - switching the filament can be time consuming so I suppose they're reluctant to do it if they have a backlog of models to get through. However they might be able to tell you what colors they have and what they're going to switch to next, so you could time your requests to get a black or white set.

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