dkuehn

Chess Set/table

Recommended Posts

I recently started working with leather as a hobby. I have made a couple of drink coasters out of tooling leather and decided to have a go at making a chess set. Here are some pictures of the result. I certainly learned a little while making this and hope to continue to improve my skills on future projects.

post-53874-0-83907200-1408916624_thumb.j

post-53874-0-07149700-1408916629_thumb.j

post-53874-0-93458800-1408916632_thumb.j

post-53874-0-34700900-1408916635_thumb.j

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a really cool idea! Well done.

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey that is really nice!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great! Been meaning to try something like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome job. Cheryl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice work! Love it!

Karina

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very cool. That is a great idea, something that goes on my to do list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that is really superb. Did you have patterns for the pieces or did you come up with the design?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that is really superb. Did you have patterns for the pieces or did you come up with the design?

I made them up as I was going.

I looked at some of the links at the bottom of this page. Man, there is some beautiful work being done on chess sets. I'd love to get even half the skills some of you folks have. There is some amazing talent here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It also has an inside section to hold the chess pieces.

9aaaab.jpg

There is a dowel under the table to push up on to lift the chess board out.

rjphxj.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love it Very Nice job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What thickness of leather did you use for the board? Did you just glue it to wood?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What thickness of leather did you use for the board? Did you just glue it to wood?

The leather is 9/10 and I did glue it to a piece of plywood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is one of the coolest leather projects I have seen. I love taking leather beyond garments and holsters. Simply beautiful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well done. As both a leather worker and a chess player it looks great. I have one suggestion. Next time, dye the inside of the black pieces. It will remove the only defect I saw in the entire set. The contrast between the inside light color and the black drew my eyes to that point first. The slight dye overrun on the edges detracts from the greatness of the rest of the work. Just my 2 cents.

Michael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome work! Never would have thought to do something like this. Added to my ever growing to-do list!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well done. As both a leather worker and a chess player it looks great. I have one suggestion. Next time, dye the inside of the black pieces. It will remove the only defect I saw in the entire set. The contrast between the inside light color and the black drew my eyes to that point first. The slight dye overrun on the edges detracts from the greatness of the rest of the work. Just my 2 cents.

Michael

Nothing stopping me from doing that now, there is no finish on the insides. I'll do it sometime in the near future and make with some pics. Thanks for the suggestion.

Also, thanks to everyone for their comments. I appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is the updated pic with the insides of the black pieces dyed. Looks a lot better. Thanks, mlapaglia, for the suggestion.

2cht1v.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice improvement on a great project!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks perfect now. Job well done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How beautiful. What an elegant project.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

superb... I bet you've got a market for those...... a couple of them sold would fund your next few projects......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha, what a great idea! Very cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'da never thunk to make a chess set out of leather....Great job, dkuehn!...especially incorporating it into the table with storage. Very inspirational...I got some rustic pallet oak that just been laying around, waiting for me figure out what to do with it...Hmmm?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now