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    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.

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    1. j suits 62 months ago | reply

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

    2. shannou 62 months ago | reply

      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?

    3. j suits 62 months ago | reply

      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

    4. shannou 62 months ago | reply

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

    5. muahadu 62 months ago | reply

      Very cool and creative. Well done.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)

    6. devan.w 56 months ago | reply

      Even though it may not be the first of its kind, it looks really clean. Great idea.

    7. kevinseetoe 56 months ago | reply

      Very nice, never would have thought of it

    8. xemoth1 56 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. amgleft 56 months ago | reply

      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?

    10. ladygzb 55 months ago | reply

      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).

    11. Newton - Sparkle 55 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!
      Really nice and creative!

    12. cristiano007 55 months ago | reply

      The piece set is amazing but the game position looks a
      little crazy, was for real?

    13. Peter Verberckmoes 55 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. Khan Nakamura - 中村完 46 months ago | reply

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

    15. yardenxanthe 44 months ago | reply

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

    16. estilo de vida 43 months ago | reply

      I like the formal synthesis

    17. gregbeckman 42 months ago | reply

      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...

    18. aarben5 15 months ago | reply

      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?

    19. jasonstrong196 9 months ago | reply

      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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