How to Make Perfectly Carved Wooden Chess Set at Home

Chess sets with extraordinary designs are made of different materials such as metals, plastic, wood, alabaster, glass, marble, camel bone and stone. Stone chess sets are mainly made of alabaster and marble. Plastic chess sets are basically colorless because of the polymers found in them. Colorants are added to the pieces while making them, so that the chess pieces appear attractive. Metal chess sets are made of alloys like zinc, tin, copper, bronze, brass, aluminium and pewter.

Wooden chess sets are used nowadays for decoration purpose as well as for playing. Wooden chess sets offer a huge variety to the buyers. ebony and rosewood make the most exquisite chess sets in the world. These exotic woods are hardwoods and it is very difficult to carve on. This is the reason why the wooden chess pieces are very valuable and expensive in the market. These chess sets are of very high quality.

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There are some reasons why wooden chess sets are very valuable and extremely popular among chess players –

  1. Thousands of cheap and perfectly functional plastic chess sets can be easily made with moulds but wooden chess sets require high level of precision and skill. Highly skilled workers turn the wooden chess pieces individually on a wooden lathe and carefully fashioned by hand.
  2. The chess pieces begin life as shapeless blocks of hardwood. Very dense and consistent woods are used, so that meticulous chess pieces are carved out of it. The complexity of the knight is often the biggest factor in the cost of a chess set, in some cases it can take an expert knight carver up to four days to carve four knights. Chess pieces with extremely detailed displaying strands of hair, teeth, etc are hence costly because of the level of hard work put into them for carving out those extraordinary chess pieces.

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Now let’s learn the theoretical part of making wooden chess sets

  1. Designing the chess pieces: The very first step is to choose a design for your chess pieces. You can get a design online, from books or you can think of your design.
  2. Carving the pieces on wooden lathe:  Take two different kinds of woods, one for darker side and for lighter side. You can also choose same kind of wood for both the sides, the pieces then can be stained afterwards.Now take the wooden block and mount it on the lathe. Start turning and press the cutting tool up to the turning piece of wood, to begin carving it.
  3. Doing the fine carving: Now this is the most challenging part of chess making process. Carve your chess pieces to perfection using special tools, knifes and your hand. Use your chess design and give those details to your chess pieces.
  4. Sanding and treating the chess pieces – It is very important to sand the chess pieces, in order to get the smooth and even surface. Chess pieces are then treated with a solution that helps the chess pieces to preserve.
  5. Final finishing and polishing – Final touches are made and chess pieces are polished to a high shine. Chessbazaar buff polishes the chess pieces to make world’s best quality chess pieces.

Now take all the required tools like pencil, scratch paper, wooden lathe, sandpaper of different grits etc and begin carving your dream chess set or we at chessbazaar will be more than glad to make the chess set that you always wanted but could not find or it was way too expensive to buy one from some other seller. Know More

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Make Gifting More Fun This Christmas with chessbazaar!

Its holiday season and you still haven’t quite finished up your shopping? Holiday parties are just around the corner and you haven’t been able to decide on unique Christmas gifts for office employees, friends and family yet. While it would be easy to just purchase the same thing you did last year, it wouldn’t be very exciting. It can be difficult to come up with extraordinary ideas for so many people, though. And what about decorating your home for the celebrations?  Don’t worry, we understand and that’s why we’ve decided to put together a few creative ideas to help you out this holiday season.

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The Christmas holidays are all about decorations and presenting gifts to your near and dear ones. One of the favorite things in the world during holidays is decorating the home. Most of the people prefer a more traditional look to their home; it should be simple but should yet look magnificent. Decorating with the same old items in the same old way can become very boring.  Sometimes we need a few fresh ideas to help liven things up a bit for the holidays. We’ve got some great inexpensive Christmas ideas for the home.  In our holiday shop you will find some amazing chess sets that will add that festive touch to your home. We offer a big range of luxury chess sets that will fill your whole room with cheer and fortunately you would not need to drain your Christmas budget for a look that would turn your home into a wonderland. Our luxury chess sets are perfect Home Décor articles. You may be art collector or interior decorator; our luxury chess sets will for sure melt your heart and will provide a royal look to your office or home.

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We all know how much people like handmade gifts. We offer beautifully handcrafted chess pieces and chess sets for everyone on your wish list. Even if you are on a tight budget this Christmas holiday season, we still have some unique gifting options for your loved ones. Our economy chess pieces, mid-range chess pieces and travel series provide you with plenty of inexpensive gift options. This will also allow you to show love and appreciation to the closest people in your life.

So, get ready for the big celebrations and lend your home a unique blend of tradition and beauty. Peep in and check our magnificent range of handcrafted unique and antique chess sets.