@JeremyNielsen’s “Connect-4” post in the “Design Challenge 1” thread ( Design Challenge #1 ) made me think about what other board games I could easily design and cut. So I made a quick chess set last night.
It’s my take on the Typographical Chess Pieces design, where the name of each piece is embedded in its design. I’ll have to make a French one as well for my kids, although “Cavalier” is a pretty long word to design around.
Here is the cut file. All the pieces and the board fit on a 20x12 sheet. Although you may want to cut the pieces in 2 different sheets if you want different colors (or you could stain the pieces once cut).
Once again, I’m asking that you only use this design in a non-commercial way.
It is meant for 1/4" thick material.
Score the blue lines (vector at low power so it does not cut through).
Cut the black lines.
If you have any designs for other games you want to share, feel free to drop them here.
Nice! I have been trying to think up the perfect unique chess set for years. I like the creativity of this one. I started designing a unique chess board the day after ordering my Glowforge. I made some good progress before getting distracted by a hundred other projects. Thanks for the motivation to get back to it.
Not only a cool idea, but well executed as a design, functional and smart looking. Wonder how they look from above. Some King and queens can be similar looking. Of course, only to a complete beginning like me.
That is such an awesome looking job. The pieces have a real expensive look. I would think that this could be something that many people would like to have. I enjoy seeing all of the artistic projects that everyone is designing. Thank you for sharing.