Eldrbarry's Daydream: Turning my own Chess Pieces


A picture of a chess set turned out of a piece of 13th Century Oak by an English turner on pages 30, 31 of Gareth Williams' Master Pieces: The Architecture of Chess really grabbed my attention. Where could I find a set like this - especially with that unique knight. It planted the thought in my mind "Why couldn't I make a chess set.myself?"

So I started to "day dream" about turning my own chess pieces. What would I need? Who could teach me? Since I don't have a garage or a shop - turning wood generates plenty of shavings - and dust, for the time being, I will just have to "day dream." But since I haven't found a site devoted to the subject of turning your own chess pieces, I thought I would put together one with information and links.