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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2007 04:53:38 PM »

What a beautiful chess set.  And a great idea.  I may have to try this for my niece for Christmas.  That should give me plenty of time to search out the hardware for the pieces. Thanks for the awesome idea.
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2007 06:36:17 PM »

This is a really great idea and well done, too. There are only so many things to store in a book "box" and this is another way to feed the habit!! (of making too many book boxes!)I'm pressing this rocks!!
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2007 10:23:46 AM »

I love the little hardware playing pieces. that's so creative! I never would have thought to do that.
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2007 12:02:55 PM »

That is so creative, my husband loves chess and would enjoy this!
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2007 01:48:18 PM »

What a cool idea! Maybe I can make some tic tac toe ones for my kids!
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2007 01:41:05 PM »

Oh wow! Awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2007 09:58:28 AM »

would it be possible for you to provide a list of exactly what is needed to construct the chess pieces?
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2007 10:49:51 AM »

The idea of using hardware for the chess pieces is fantastic!  Nicely done!
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2007 10:59:07 AM »

SO freakin' cool.  This would be cool enough if it was just the hardware chess set, but the fact that it's in a hollow book makes it awesome to the 10th power.

i second the request for the list of what you used to make the chess pieces.

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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2007 05:03:46 PM »

Awww, thanks guys Smiley

I wish I could honor the request for the list of what I used, but I'm afraid it's been awhile, so I don't have a definitive list.  When I set out to make them, I just piled up a bunch of bags of brass and zinc hardware pieces.  I chose one gauge for the bolts, and bought everything accordingly.  Included were bolts, wingnuts and washers, and tab washers of various kinds.

Buying all the hardware was expensive, but I wanted a uniform stylish appearance.  I can also envision a set made from "found" hardware; if you started collecting from thrift stores and garage sales, you could put together a one-of-a-kind set for much less.

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