Man Ray Chess Set Resized with Board

by mlbailey, published

Man Ray Chess Set Resized with Board by mlbailey Jun 6, 2017


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As a lifelong chess enthusiast and chess coach I've longed for a complete, 3D printable chess set. However, most 3D printable chess sets don't have a suitable chessboard available for them. By "suitable" I mean that, if they do include a board with the pieces, the pieces usually do not follow the all important "75% Guideline" for sizing chess pieces to a chessboard. And, if one simply 3D prints their favorite chess pieces along with their favorite chessboard, then most likely the pieces will not look as if they fit the board properly. You may view a detailed write-up about the 75% Guideline here to get a better understanding of the problem: http://www.chessusa.com/chess-pieces-size.html

I really enjoyed simonparish's work on his version of a Man Ray chess set, but it needed a good chessboard to complement it. That's when I found Adafruit's 3D Printed Chess Set, which had - in my opinion - the perfect board for the pieces. Since I liked the size of the Adafruit chessboard, I decided to resize the Man Ray pieces to the Adafruit chessboard following the 75% Guideline as best I could.

Note that I printed the pieces with 100% infill. The reason for this is to add a decent amount of weight to the pieces for optimum playability without having to modify the pieces to allow for the addition of any kind of added weight. Once everything is printed, I suggest you purchase some sticky felt and felt the bottoms of the pieces for an even greater quality playing experience.

If you're a chess enthusiast like myself, and enjoy the art of chess, then I believe you will enjoy this remix of these two great Things. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Robo 3D


R1 PLA Model


Doesn't Matter








Layer Height: 0.2 mm
First Layer Height: 0.18 mm
First Layer Width Factor: 100%
Shell Thickness: 0.8 mm
Solid Top: Yes
Solid Bottom: Yes
Fill Density: 100%
Bottom/Top Thickness: 0.6 mm
Print Speed: 25 mm/s
Infill Speed: 25 mm/s
Top/bottom speed: 25 mm/s
Inner Shell Speed: 25 mm/s
Outer Shell Speed: 25 mm/s
Travel Speed: 90 mm/s
Bottom Layer Speed: 20 mm/s
Support: None
Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Filament Flow: 100 %
Print Temperature: 205 °C
Print Bed Temperature: 0 °C
Enable Retraction: Yes
Retraction Amount: 1 mm
Retraction Speed: 50 mm/2
Retraction Minimal Travel: 1 mm
Retraction Minimal Extrusion: 0.02 mm
Enable Combing: Off
Retraction Hop: 0.1 mm
Nozzle Size 0.4 mm

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