Chess is played by millions of people worldwide. It holds a certain status to those who play it, often displaying their game boards as part of their decor. Woodworker and author Jim Kape takes this competitive mind sport to the next level, with 13 classic and modern designs of chess sets that are true conversation starters.Making Wooden Chess Sets includes patterns to create sets inspired by Paris, San Francisco, Henry VIII, and Neo-Classic design. The Berlin chess set will give chess enthusiasts and woodworkers a new viewpoint of the game with its vertical board that mounts on the wall. Also included - all the information needed to construct a handsome chess board, a travel chess set, and a range of storage boxes.With his use of beautiful exotic woods, and a high level of craftsmanship, Kape will have everyone from chess set collectors, to scrollers and woodworkers, interested in creating unique, heirloom-quality sets with this interesting book.
Checkmate! Here is a book fit for kings, queens and knights and a book not to be pawned. I, with my sick humor could not work a rook into my diatribe. In any event, this is a fantastic and inspiring book for all woodworkers. In a word, unique! This is perhaps the best way of describing the contents of this book. Author Kape has a great imagination and it is well projected in this fabulous book. There are, as the cover suggests, 15 one-of-a-kind projects for the scroll saw. There is a classic and two neo-classic sets that are close to traditional but certainly unique as cut with the scrollsaw. There is also a set reminiscent of the Knights of the Round Table, a classic Greek set, a Czarist set and an Olde English set. Add these to the architectural collection like Paris, Canterbury, Venice, Rome and San Francisco and you have a fully rounded out chess set collection that is to die for. Now, if you were counting you will realize that the list is short by four. These are made up by the author's plans for a chess board, a travelling chess board, a storage box and a vertical wall mounted chess set. Kape provides the sawyer with full plans and scale drawings for all of the above as well as a full list of materials. As an avid chess player and/or a scroll sawyer you will really appreciate this book.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.51