Chessboard Project 2010: Part 1

I am undertaking a large project in 2010 as already mentioned a few posts earlier. I am making a chessboard complete with two sets of chess pices. The pieces will be the popular Staunton style, and whilst I haven’t decided opn whether to go for glittery, marbled colour or button inclusions yet, they will be all made from resin with felt bases. The board will be made up from 64 50mm squares of 3mm acrylic in black and opal and gelcoated onto a sheet of 2mm frosted acrylic.

So far I have 10 squares cut, though the saw hasn’t cut them perfectly straight. I’m hoping this can be fixed with a bit of gelcoat “grout” when put together, otherwise I will be on the grinder machine for some time!



  1. Posted December 31, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It’s looking good. Wonky squares make it more quirky! Looking forward to seeing the final result. I had a random thought earlier for piece fillings, what about nails and rose petals, can you use flowers? I like the idea of unexpected materials.

  2. Posted January 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a fantastic project! I saw the chess piece photo on flickr but I didn’t realise it was for a whole set.

    Agree with whoatemycrayons about unexpected items in the resin, that would be cool. Something embedded that related to the piece would be really amazing – like dark feathers for the Rook, and bits of stone; gold leaf for the King; jewels for the Queen etc… you could perhaps do something with the resin being different colours for each side?

    This is so cool, can’t wait to see how it develops! 🙂

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