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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (1 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565231880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565231887
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.7 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 630,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Designed for serious woodworkers, weekend crafters, and chess enthusiasts, this collection of nine different chess designs includes traditional designs of kings, rooks, and pawns as well as butterfly-themed and tool-themed designs. Using the popular compound cutting technique, woodworkers can create dramatic three-dimensional pieces by wrapping the patterns provided around a block of wood and cutting both sides. Layout patterns, starting cuts, finishing techniques, and an overview of various kinds of wood are accompanied by full-colour photographs of each playing piece. Also included is a pattern for creating a beautiful inlay playing board.

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Compound, or 3D sawing as it is sometimes called, is simply making two cuts on the same working stock. Read the first page
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Excellent 27 April 2008
By W. Mackenzie - Published on Amazon.com
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I was new to using a scroll saw; I did have experience with other tools as I like to tinker with various building projects. However, this illustrated book walked me and my 10 year old son threw building an entire chess set and board. It is the center piece of our family room and we use it almost daily. The explanations and pictures were excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking to making their own chess set.

I do suggest that one has a miter saw and a table saw as well as the scroll saw. I also used a router to finish of the edges of the chess board.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Wooden Chess Sets You Can Make: 9 Complete Designs for the Scroll Saw 5 Oct. 2007
By R. Simmons - Published on Amazon.com
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I felt this book was what I expected. Very good explanations and great photos. Was very pleased with my purchase. I was a little dissapointed by the error in the photo on the front. Chess players would not approve.
White square on the right please. I plan to make two of the sets from the book.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
D. Whitesell 16 Mar. 2008
By Keikarter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Patterns are very crisp. Book has great helpful hints to assist you prior to the time you start sawing.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Formal to whimsical 19 Jan. 2009
By James S. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to make a wooden chess set and don't want to turn it, get this book. There are many more designs here than I could have imagined; some are traditional, and some are hilarious. Some of the animal-themed pieces would work very nicely as standalone pieces.

Compound cutting isn't the easiest thing to do on a scroll saw, but it's a blast; you cut here, you cut there, and then you open up the package to see what comes out. I highly recommend this book!
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Chess Set for Scroll Saws 8 April 2009
By Galen J. Gorence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Book was very useful and patterns are decent. Would have been nice if they would have put more copies on each page to reduce the number of coppies I had to make. I ended up coping on the front and back with the back rotated 180 degrees to save on paper. Not an easy project but will be beautiful when complete.
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