Gold is where you find it: Unique Chess Board made ... ;)

sound67

... at a workshop for juvenile delinquents. I picked this one up cheaply last week. It was indeed made by juvenile delinquents, so there are a few minor "kinks" [the "rivers" in some of the black fields are actual wood grain though], but on the whole it's very well made, very heavy, too. And the "mini chess table" design with the compartment for pieces I rather like.

Initially, it looked a little dull, but that's something a bit of furniture wax cured easily.

So, look out for stuff made under rather unusual circumstances .... wink.png

IpswichMatt

Very nice!

Nice chess set too, although ideally you'll want a bigger board for that set

MGT88
very nice
Haverumwilltravel
IpswichMatt wrote:

Very nice!

Nice chess set too, although ideally you'll want a bigger board for that set

Or a smaller set.

sound67

Sure, I'd normally use a leaner set on this board. It was just for illustration. wink.png

The field size is 2" (50mm), but because of the heft of the board, pieces have to be tall.

magictwanger

Exceptional!

Mohan_Kumar_Chess

RCM 4.4" Reproduced Antiqued 1849 Staunton. Looks great, but very crowded.

sound67

Yep, this looks more "balanced":



52yrral

Lucky find! happy.png