NZ Wood Turning/Makers Central Chess Set Auction
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Joined Dec 7, '15 

Not sure if anyone here follows nzwoodturning on YouTube but he also runs Makers Central and last week made a Knight chess piece and on the next ep/vid he announced a chess set challenge which would be auctioned off for charity.

So he asked for makers to come forward and help out by creating a chess piece of their own. Knowing that space would be limited, considering there is only 32 pieces on a chess board, and how popular Makers Central is, I instantly emailed Nick (NZ) and I got in. And not only that, I got to make my own Knight for my piece.

There were no rules really, just size restrictions and to be creative. So I opted to not do a standard horse head knight… no I wanted to do the horse and the knight with a sword and a shield. So after about 4 hours worth of designing and using the medium cherry, walnut and maple plywood and a little walnut veneer… this is what I came up with.

And of course, we could add our brand on the bottom of the piece…

I mentioned this before, but I’m just starting my own YouTube channel… not much there yet, but tons more videos to come and about 10 or so waiting on me to edit.

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