Chess Piece Update


Well, got all my masters cut out, and all looking good. Until I routed out a couple of pieces. Then little imperfections show up in the routed pieces that are not evident in the masters. Interesting.
So, I've decided to draw out the patterns from scratch, following the ones I'd originally started with - but that are off in so many ways. The centers are a bit slim in the originals too, so I'll be making them a shade wider, to beef them up a bit. All except the knight that is, it's not symetrical anyway, and it's looking pretty good as is. I glued a base on the one I routed out, and It looks pretty good. I had thought it looked more like a hawk than a horse at first, but looking at it know, it remind me more of a dragon than a hawk, or horse.
Drawing out the patterns from scratch is only a minor PITA. The king is almost done, and I should have them all done by tomorrow evening, if I don't get distracted by something shiny.
Ah yes. Normally I nail my masters on to the wood to be routed. The nail holes don't usually show so no prob. Being as these pieces are so much smaller than what I'm used to work for, I found out that pulling the nails puts a strain on t hem. So, I'll be using a coupe of screws to h old the masters on. The holes will be filled later, and the pieces painted probably. Yeah, yeah, I know I could use rubber cement, double-sided tape, etc, etc., - tied 'em, don't like 'em. Far as I'm concerned, much less of a PItA to fill nail holes, if need be, than clean that crap off.
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These are the paper patterns, glued to plywood. They'll be cut out later, to be masters for routing out chess pieces. Not quite museum quality maybe, but it ain't rocket science either. All in all I'm pretty well satisfied with the way they're coming along.
Damn, shoulda taken a picture of the knight while I had the camera out. Well, maybe later.
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