The board is three layers of acrylic thick, the pieces are between 14 and 27 layers thick, and in the end you'll have a sturdy, scratch-free, and totally hand-made (laser made?) chess set!
This Instructable will walk you through
a) What materials I used and where to get them for the best price
b) How I went about designing the board and pieces
c) The assembly process
and throughout the Instructable will be, what turned out to be vital, tidbits of information that, through trial and error, I've figured out so you don't have to. I was fortunate enough to have access to a laser so I could make multiple cuts and try different approaches. But that's not always possible (especially if you're ordering laser cut parts online), so my aim is to provide you with the information you'll need if you order your parts online.