Introduction: Chess Set From Bolt and Co.

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For Xmas I tried to build and not buy gifts for my friend. So I used some bolt to build chess pieces and some simple wood for the chessboard.
I had troubles making rusty the "black" pieces, while the "white" ones are untouched.
I also did a big mistake: the square of the chessboard are too small for that pieces, but I think that the result is good.
I hope you enjoy.

IT: Per natale ho provato a construire e non a comprare i regali per i miei amici. Così ho usato alcuni bulloni per creare i pezzi degli scacchi e del semplice legno per la schacchiera.
Ho avuto alcuni problemi per arrugginire i pezzi "neri", mentr i bianchi sono intoccati.
Inoltre ho fatto un'enorme errore: i quadrati della scacchiera sono piccoli per i pezzi, ma penso che il risultato sia buono.
Spero vi piaccia.


wallacmb (author)2011-01-11

Looks great! Maybe look into castle bolts for the rooks, though. They literally have the shape of the the part of a rook. I was thinking of doing this as well, but you beat me to the punch...nice touch with the acorn nuts as bishops.

NegroJ (author)wallacmb2011-01-12

Thank you!

C'mon, try and post some photos!

PS118 (author)2010-12-27

Very nice!

Would you mind listing how each peice is made? (It is hard to see in the photos)

NegroJ (author)PS1182011-01-04

I'm italian so i don't know the specific name of that pieces...
Let me try.
- Pawns: 8*30 mm bolt, simple hex (x 16)
- Knight: 8*30 mm bolt, wing (upside down), simple hex (x 4)
- Bishop: 8*40 mm bolt, circle (it is the right name?), simple hex, cap (or acorn) (x 4)
- Rook: 8*40 mm bolt, simple hex, simple hex, nylon locking (x 4)
- Queen: 8*40 mm bolt, circle, simple hex, simple hex, circle, wing (x 2)
- King: 8.40 mm bolt, circle, simple hex, circle, simple hex, nylon locking (x 2).

So: 20 8*30 mm bolt, 12 8*40 mm bolts, 40 8 mm hex, 6 8mm wings, 12 circle, 4 8mm cap, 6 8mm nylon locking.

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