Post pictures of your chess pieces/boards that you made yourself

chessroboto

Not great for outdoor play either especially on windy days.

jamcult

I've redesigned my king again. The previous version (left) was a big improvement over earlier versions, but the points on the crown made it a little uncomfortable to hold. The newest version (right) feels better in the hand, and that's important to me. I also domed the top a bit more, and gave it a twist to match the rest of the piece. Designing a chess set is taking way longer than I expected when I started nearly three months ago.

 

Yippingfox

I think you have found a calling. When do you start taking orders?

 

52yrral

+1  It looks great!

jamcult
Yippingfox wrote:

I think you have found a calling. When do you start taking orders?

 

Thank you @Yippingfox and @52yrral! I've thought about selling them after I finalize the design, although I'm not sure I'd want to try to turn it into a business. I could make them in different sizes, proportions, materials, and colors. 

52yrral

Will they be weighted as well?

Aida_Amin
52yrral wrote:

Will they be weighted as well?

I think so maybe..

Also, just want to say it looks pretty cool @jamcult!

jamcult
52yrral wrote:

Will they be weighted as well?

After I've finalized the design, I will make them in resin. That will make them smoother and heavier than these plastic versions. I have some ideas for adding weight, if that isn't enough.

jamcult
Aida_Amin wrote:

Also, just want to say it looks pretty cool @jamcult!

Thank you!

Wyldwiisel

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hKqxDdykyXonWbkq8

Aida_Amin

Wow, love it! Did you make this yourself?

loubalch

Somerville-England (R.I.P.) made some super high-quality solid wood "floating" chessboards. My biggest regret is not buying one of their Monk boards when I had the chance. The quality of their product was so outstanding, I never imagined they'd close up shop. Besides selling direct, they also sold their boards through Chesshouse.com. Check out the link below (and drool!).

https://www.chesshouse.com/collections/summerville-new-england-chessboards

chessroboto

The team at chesshouse.com have continued the tradition in one form or another. They have the JLP line available which carries a similar style as the Monk styles. In my eyes the current JLP brand uses less wood, which means lower price. This is the only way that more people will be able to afford beautiful chess boards such as Rafael’s minimalist “The Stack, the folding JLP 20” boards or any of their solid 20-21” boards.
 

chessroboto

Also those Monk style boards are still sold nowadays from the USCF. 
https://www.uscfsales.com/chess-boards/luxury-wood-chess-boards/sort-by/price/sort-direction/desc.html?src=lander