I these rough times we have some available Mazaks to play with and some spare material, too, so we decided to make a complete chess.
Guys, does anyone have some nice models of chessmen, in *.prt, *.iges....
, I miss only knight, and king.The chessboard is on the milling machine right now. The chessmen are rather big, the rook has some 115mm, so the knight has to have some 120 (80 in diameter), the king some 160mm.
It`s going to be a very nice and rather heavy chess.
We sometimes play when the machines run in automatic
I will do it on our Nexuses with milling, or on integrex.
Cool Idea. Do you make one set of brass and the other of Aluminum or some combination of different metals? Or perhaps paint or anodize them? I have had a similar idea, which I've never followed up on, to use an old turret lathe and turn, say, Walnut and Maple sets. New life for an old turret lathe that can't hold accuracy for metal but would be fine for wood. Any one else do work along these lines? As usual I'd love to see pictures. Thanks for a neat posting, Bob
PS Some of these high end stores like Hammacker Schlammer might be a good outlet at a HIGH price. Just a thought.
Chess part files
My foreman made this set in his spare time;
In a museum in Holland in the '70s
I saw a chess set that I think made me decide to be a machinist.
It has been a while so MAYBE I remember it correctly or maybe I added some featuresm
It was a turned set that interlocked and were stored on a shaft with 2 diameters. The pawns were smaller and slid on the smaller diameter.
The OD of the pawns was the same as the larger OD of the shaft and the ID of the rest of the pieces.
So to store them the pawns went on first the the rest over them.
There might have been a third OD on the shaft to stop the larger pieces and a thread at the end and then a thread on the inside of the last piece to hold them all togeather.
It has been a while so some details might be wrong.
What I remember most was the fit. They displayed them one set on the board and one setstored on the rod.
And with the top of the all the matching pieces interlocking on the shaft the fit was so nice at first it looked like a solid rod.
Sorry for the running on but it was so well done(for what I knew at the time), mostly it was so elegant and balanced.
Really a work of art. Thanks