Car Part Chess Set

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Introduction: Car Part Chess Set

About: i love doing the inposible and meeting new people.

This is the chess set i made for my senior project it started out as a bunch of old car parts that had no purpose and was destined to be scraped. So i decided to give them a second chance at life and turned them into a usable furniture decor peace. The whole project is rather bolted or welded together then painted and clear coated to protect it from rust. I made the seats out of plywood and burned a pattern into it with a torch to get a older looking design that matches the rest. It didn't cost much to make this project because almost everything was recycled from other objects. The funniest part is trying to guess what parts they are.

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    46 Comments

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    Rapturee
    Rapturee

    4 years ago

    Nice! :{)

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    Rapturee
    Rapturee

    4 years ago

    Nice! :{)

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    germanlad
    germanlad

    5 years ago

    could I get some car parts from u?

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    germanlad
    germanlad

    Reply 5 years ago

    LOL! great Instructable! anyway I was just kidding.

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    tritian
    tritian

    5 years ago on Introduction

    now that is pretty cool! awesome idea and well done!

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    More Cowbell
    More Cowbell

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the chess set. Very creative. I would personally consider upgrading the camshaft stools - especially if you are looking to sell them. They are not really load bearing and I've seen them snap in an engine. Perhaps a setup like this:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/a2/07/76a207fc51365872c0fc4bce9ebb4cdd.jpg

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    jmcdonald23
    jmcdonald23

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Dude thats cool as hell!! I'm an automotive technician and really love how this came out!!! What year/make/model did those hubbed brake drums come from?

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    louhol
    louhol

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Possibly Volkswagen brake drums?

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    TuftyFall0
    TuftyFall0

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    there some kind of mobile home axils lol just old parts i had laying around

    .....battery terminal connector, cam shaft (intake and exhaust) pulley / gears, valve springs, pistons, spark plugs, tow hook....?

    Did I get most of it? : p

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    klixtopher
    klixtopher

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job. Interested to know how you executed that effect on the seats.

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    TuftyFall0
    TuftyFall0

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Its burned with a butane torch like what u us to solder copper. the reson i did that to the wood was becouse everything was metal and would didnt realy match so i made it look older and kinda like lether

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    dhibberd
    dhibberd

    5 years ago

    Cool chess set

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    TuftyFall0
    TuftyFall0

    5 years ago on Introduction

    i do have some metal art work for sale i just cant deside on how to price them lol