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Lewis #Chess

by MakeALot Mar 31, 2012
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Reminds me so much of the Age of Empires 2 intro

We recently printed this for a chess player. He said he would most like to 3D print a Lewis chess set, find out how he thought it compared to the conventional kind in our blog post: http://bit.ly/XDxFCT

Thanks so much for this! We posted a video of it printing the knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYWd8V58-OYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?... I don't know who's more excited about this, my boy or me! Thanks again!

You're welcome. Thanks for posting the video.

Had incredibly hard time printing this. Turns out one of the pieces is not level with all the others resulting in blank spot in the print and then stringers all over the place. Unfortunately I was unable to edit the stl to achieve the result I needed to print. 

I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with this, TinkerCAD was in its early days and some of the STLs were a little patchy back then. You should have tried re-exporting it from TinkerCAD.

I'll upload the individual items and the full set, reset to the platform, if you fancy another try ;-)

I do indeed fancy another try. I am relatively new to this whole 3d printing thing but this set has been on my todo list since before I even bought a printer :) Thanks very much.

I'm glad to hear you like it. I've uploaded the  individual files from TinkerCAD and a couple of groups. I've just printed the individual files on one plate and they came out fine, so you should be OK now.

Hi,

not to diss your Amsterdam set, but of your chess sets for the contest i thought these were really much more impressive.

As you said (in the instructions above) they do (more than) reasonably represent the original style.

my point being that if i was choosing one of your sets as honorably mention, these would have definitely been my choice.

Thanks, I agree, this was my favourite and it took the most effort, I'm particularly fond of the knight, it was hard avoiding overhangs.

I think the judging veered away from anything that appeared to be a copy of anything else.

Still, I did it for the fun really. :)