Author : Mike Darlow
Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
Year : 2008
Number of pages : 168
An invaluable resource for craftsmen, collectors and chess enthusiasts! Includes a history of chess pieces, the importance of the symbols used by chessmen, how to design and add carved details to chess pieces.
From the Back Cover The fifth book in the acclaimed Woodturning Series from professional woodturner and instructor Mike Darlow, Woodturning Chessmen is the ultimate guide to crafting beautiful chessmen on a lathe. And, with its comprehensive background on the history, symbolism, and design of chessmen, this book is not only invaluable to woodworkers, but to collectors of chess sets and to chess players seeking to know more about the celebrated traditions of the game. Exceptionally illustrated with over 275 photographs and dozens of drawings, diagrams, and historic engravings, Woodturning Chessmen includes: -The history of chess and chessmen from A.D. 550 to the present -Insight into the design and symbolism of each piece -Expert tips for designing a chess set from start to finish Accurate drawings of 10 antique chess sets -Step-by-step instructions on turning, carving, and finishing your own chessmen -An inspiring gallery of six chess sets from today's masters About the Author Mike Darlow ran a major woodturning business for sixteen years. He's had more than a hundred woodturning articles published, and this is his fifth woodturning book. His earlier books were The Practice of Woodturning, The Fundamentals of Woodturning, Woodturning Methods, and Woodturning Techniques. Mike continues to exhibit and teach internationally, and turn commercially.