Chess Set for my Dad
by peter_, published
This is a chess set that I designed for my dad for his birthday this year.
My dad taught me how to make, create, design, build, program, and solder from a young age. This year I finally remembered that parents don't like their children to buy them expensive things, they like their children to build them things. And you could end up making the worst looking thing ever, but they'll love it, just because you made it.
Happy birthday dad.
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Using two of your favorite colours, cut out two sets of chess pieces and grid squares. Depending on your cut quality, the chess pieces may press-fit together (though hopefully not too tight, or they may crack), or you may have to use a little acrylic glue to seal them together.
Place the grid pieces on a 12x12 inch ~4.5mm sheet of acrylic in an 8x8 grid for the chess board itself. Because the acrylic glue can leave bubbles between pieces, I just left these unglued and loose. I like this a lot more, and makes it look a lot more haphazard and visually interesting.