SubProject: Bishop

Apr
15

Now that the CNC Lathe is completed, Producing the other pieces will be much easier. So I am ready to introduce the bishop. This is the initial design done up in Blender, minus the slice in the head which will be done manually on the milling machine. Stay tuned....

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SubProject: King

Apr
15

Here is the initial design for the king in Blender. Before I've shown you the 3-D mock up of each piece but this is really how the piece gets created. I've created the king with the same method as all of the other pieces
with one exception. The king has a cross on top of his head that is flat
on two sides.


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Subproject: Pawn

Feb
23

To begin with the pawn, I've started the same as the Knight. I used blender to create a basic shape, and then refined the look and feel. I need to make sixteen of these exactly the same. My skill at a manual lathe is not that great. I could probably create one, but duplicating that effort would be an exercise in frustration. To I've decided to convert my old manual hobby lathe into a CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) lathe. this way I take the design from the computer and have it turn the pieces out on the lathe. Is it cheating? Well, maybe. But I'm all about technology and having tech do the work for me. So off to convert the lathe....

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