4d-Staunton Full Size Chess Set
by PerryT, published
My interpretation of one anyway!
Including a Board. The STL files are very high res which is why they are large. Worth the download. I experimented with lower res output and was not satisfied. I like "VERY Smooth" surfaces. :)
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I printed out the king and knight at 100 microns on my Rep 2. Very nice. Sadly the sd card had a glitch when the cross was being printed on the king, so only half a cross was printed.
I assume the hollow area under the piece is for weighting it. Any suggestions on what to use for weight? Clay, lead weights, etc?
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This is a real project to print the entire set.
I designed this for my father as a gift (he is a Chess master) and decided to share it when finished because it came out so well.
All Photos are from the first one I printed on a Makerbot Replicator.
30 hours for the pieces and another 35 hours for the board. Half a spool of material for each color.
The base of each Chess piece is hollow so you can weight it if you would like. I hot glued lead shot in each one and put a felt pad on the bottom of each piece.
The Board is constructed in two sections. There is a base (jigsaw puzzle) consisting of 3 separate pieces. Center, Side and Corner. You need to print 4 corners, 8 Sides and 4 centers. They will snap together very tightly, I designed it that way. The board has 2â€ squares.
The â€œSquaresâ€ , you will need to print 32 of each color and either just lay them in place or bond them in place with a solvent or adhesive to make the board permanent.
I have also included a countersunk hole in the center of each piece so you can screw it down to a decorative board or whatever you would like.
Since I printed mine from ABS I just coated the bottom and sides of each piece with pure â€œACETONEâ€ and bonded in place. I also boded the base just to make it more rigid.
But you do not have to do this
Let me know if anyone has any recommendations or complaints or... whatever.. :)
And as always, please post pics of your finished project if you print any of this.
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