I was asked to make a quick and easy chessboard to fit a chess set with pieces that had two inch bases.
I designed the original board using Adobe Illustrator, with two and a half inch squares, but realized that it wouldn't fit within the parameters of the lasers here at TechShop San Jose, eighteen inches by twenty-four inches is the laser bed size, so I had to get quirky and creative.
Originally, I was going to do a two piece board, but thought that it would be more interesting if there was a possible wrong way to assemble the board, so went with the four piece design above.
The settings I used:
Rastering Good MDF
for the speed and thirty
for the power.
Vector (cutting two passes) speed of twenty
, power at ninety
, and the frequency set to seven hundred fifty.
The result is a "Battle with a Pleasant Scent"
As you can see the fairly large pieces for this board are from the Avon Chess Set
, some of these still have the original cologne and/or after shave in them, which can make for an interesting game as the weight of the contents can make the bottom of a piece you are moving drop off as you lift it. Thankfully we have yet suffer any breakage.