chess pieces julia

These pieces are very heavy and very stable. You have to work to tip them over. Many of them make a jingling sound !! You can mix and match parts and get as creative as you want. Your hardware store may contain many more parts than mine did. Note that some of the nuts will have a fine thread. These will only thread a little bit onto the coarse threaded rod before they jam. That 's okay if those pieces are use for the tops, as in the bishop.

  • julia suits 6y

    Thank you PP, and of course you may! This is a project to be shared, like all those Make publishes.
  • shannou PRO 6y

    I made one of these in high school (15 years ago) because I saw this idea in a book. Did you get the inspiration from this randomly or have a source like I did?
  • julia suits 6y

    quite random, though I'm just discovering it's been done a lot over the years. After seeing other nuts/bolts sets I'd bet that there are no two sets alike
  • shannou PRO 6y

    So great that we can have the creativity to interpret the objects in the world in such multifarious ways!
  • muahadu 6y

    Very cool and creative. Well done.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)
  • devan.w 6y

    Even though it may not be the first of its kind, it looks really clean. Great idea.
  • Kevin Szeto 6y

    Very nice, never would have thought of it
  • xemoth1 6y

    I remember my father made one of these in the 50s from a magazine article.

    But it was not half as nice as yours. Your bolts are very nice and more varied, probably a reflection of current manufacturing machines.

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations.
  • Anthony Garcia 6y

    Hey very cool (even if it has been done before...face it, everything's been done before)!
    What did you use for the board? Looks like a piece of paper?
  • ladygzb 6y

    This is beautiful.

    I suspect the knight might be just a tough more obvious outright if you spent a couple minutes grinding off one wing of the wing nut--but even so, it was obvious immediately to me what it was (my sister said it took her a little while to work it out).
  • Steven2358 6y

    Love it
  • Newton Kajimoto 6y

    Wow!!!
    Really nice and creative!
  • cristiano007 6y

    The piece set is amazing but the game position looks a
    little crazy, was for real?
  • Peter Verberckmoes 6y

    saw an article on tenderfeelings.be.
    A original idea and nice approach.
    Wish I had some more free time to spend on similar idea's.
    Keep on doing those nice things.
  • khan nakamura 5y

    Very cool, this set chess is amazing. I'll try to make... =D
    Greetings from Brazil
  • yardenxanthe 5y

    I'm posting about this on Dollar Store Crafts tomorrow: dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/09/make-a-hardware-chess-set/
  • estilo de vida 5y

    I like the formal synthesis
  • gregbeckman 5y

    did you spray paint the black pieces black? or did you find pieces that were already black at the hardware store. i know they sell black bolts and stuff, but the selection i have found is very limited. i dont think i would be able to find all those pieces in black...
  • aarben5 2y

    Wow this is so cool! I really like when chess sets are unique. I am actually looking for a civil war chess set. Does anyone by chance know where I could get one?
  • Jason Strong 2y

    This is so tight! I've been wanting to buy unique chess sets for my dad, and this gave me some ideas of things I can do on my own. Thanks for sharing!
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