I was so happy with the way my first chess board turned out, that I decided I wanted to go the whole route and make a set of matching chess pieces. I finished the chess board in January of 2004. I finished the pieces for it in June of 2020. You do the math. As my father used to say, "What I lack in speed, I make up for in sloppiness."
But, at long last the chess pieces are done. I did them in maple and walnut, to match the maple and walnut I used on the the chess board.
Here are all sixteen pawns.
Here are the four rooks.
Here are the four knights.
Here are the four bishops.
And finally, here's the royalty.
The pieces sitting on the chessboard are much more impressive than my chess abilities.
When a game is not afoot, the pieces can be stored inside the chess board.
This page last updated on 06/02/2020