I wanted to be able to play chess, both in person, and over long distance. the latter requiring a set to be set up most the time.
As i don't have the room to store a set up chess set, i decided to make a magnetic version, to be hung on the wall.
So, here we go, and bare with me, theres alot to this one.
Step 1: Getting Equipment, Materials
- Decent Cutting board - the larger the better
- A sharp exacto / scapel knife
- A sharp Stanley knife
- plenty of spare blades
- A A4 inkjet printer
- A4 Laminator (optional but recommended)
- PVA/Wood Glue
- Two sheets of Dense card (as in pictures below)
- Plenty of Mountboard style card (same thickness etc)
- 64 Small magnets, these must be the same depth as your dense cardboard! (many great sellers on ebay for these)
- Paper (obviously)
- 32 Magnetic washers/coins (most 1pence and 2 pence pieces are magnetic CHECK THEM FIRST THOUGH!)
Step 2: Cutting the main board!
Templates(all the pdfs you need are found in this directory!)
Picture 1- So, using your favorite program print off the four corners, so you get something like this
Pictures 2&3- Stick these corners together, and then spray mount them to the dense board (make sure you use a temporary adhesive.
Picture 4- I started by cutting along the long curved edges leaving the corners as shown
I then took off these corners leaving me with the board cut out as in picture 5!
Now is a good time to use the first board to draw around onto your second piece of the dense board.
Cut this second piece out the same as the first.
ps. as with all the cutting in this -ible many stroke with a sharp blade works best!