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I have a set that I am fond of, one that I like playing with immensly. I also leave it out as a display. It is not the greatest set but I like it.
The black pieces are ebonized lacquered boxwood. Over he years of cleaning the bllack is starting to come off the pieces. How do I go about getting the pieces re-finished? I wiuld have no idea where to look.
I have Googled it but not many hits on it.
HOS recommends using black marker. Normally the wear occurs along the edges, so I think black marker should be fine.
If you want to know how to ebonize wood, here is a link: http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib/jThompson/howTo/EbWood-jThompson/jThompson-EbWood.asp
Unless if it severe, I wouldn't risk re-ebonizing my chess pieces.
Thanks honinbo, I appreciate the link. This is more on the actual bodies of the pieces.
I wasn't thinking of doing it myself, more looking for where I could take them to have someone else do it.
Maybe try a local furniture store that makes their own furniture and / or refinishes furniture. They would have carpenters there who might take it on as a side job....then have them build you a chess table
Just remember to tell the carpenter that you want to have a similar finish/wood coating as the original.
I personally don't like shiny and glassy appearance on my chessmen. It makes them look plastic.
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