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  1. Joined
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    07 Feb '13 03:39
    Hi
    A friend and I have just completed a giant chess set and intend to play our first game in a few days.
    The board is 90 square metres or nearly 1000 square feet.

    The chess pieces are made of solid oregon timber, hand turned on a wood lathe.
    The heights range from 1 metre or 3 feet to 300mm or 1 foot.

    The total project has taken nearly a year.

    Are there any other home made giant chess sets out there?
    Have a look at my home page for a picture .. Rocoll
  2. Subscribercoquette
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    07 Feb '13 03:42
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    Hi
    A friend and I have just completed a giant chess set and intend to play our first game in a few days.
    The board is 90 square metres or nearly 1000 square feet.

    The chess pieces are made of solid oregon timber, hand turned on a wood lathe.
    The heights range from 1 metre or 3 feet to 300mm or 1 foot.

    The total project has taken nearly a year.

    Are ...[text shortened]... other home made giant chess sets out there?
    Have a look at my home page for a picture .. Rocoll
    very cool 🙂
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Feb '13 03:48
    Originally posted by Rocoll

    Hi
    A friend and I have just completed a giant chess set and intend to play our first game in a few days.
    The board is 90 square metres or nearly 1000 square feet.

    The chess pieces are made of solid oregon timber, hand turned on a wood lathe.
    The heights range from 1 metre or 3 feet to 300mm or 1 foot.

    The total project has taken nearly a year.

    A ...[text shortened]... other home made giant chess sets out there?
    Have a look at my home page for a picture .. Rocoll
    Had a friend in Ascot, Brisbane (named Barrie Byrnes who died in his mid-thirties)

    who would have gladly composed an anthem to accompany your upcoming game.
    .
  4. Joined
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    07 Feb '13 03:551 edit
    The local paper is going to take photos and run a feature.
    I've seen helicopters flying over lately. Could that be the press getting aerial shots for the article? ha ha
  5. Subscriberrookie54
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    07 Feb '13 03:59
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    The local paper is going to take photos and run a feature.
    I've seen helicopters flying over lately. Could that be the press getting aerial shots for the article? ha ha
    i would really like to see this in action...
    any chance you'll video the affair and push it to youtube???
  6. SubscriberKewpie
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    07 Feb '13 04:04
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    Hi
    A friend and I have just completed a giant chess set and intend to play our first game in a few days.
    The board is 90 square metres or nearly 1000 square feet.

    The chess pieces are made of solid oregon timber, hand turned on a wood lathe.
    The heights range from 1 metre or 3 feet to 300mm or 1 foot.

    The total project has taken nearly a year.

    Are ...[text shortened]... other home made giant chess sets out there?
    Have a look at my home page for a picture .. Rocoll
    Please give us a link to your home page.
  7. Joined
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    07 Feb '13 04:09
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=610809
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Feb '13 04:18
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Please give us a link to your home page.
    Profile.
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    07 Feb '13 04:49
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    Hi
    A friend and I have just completed a giant chess set and intend to play our first game in a few days.
    The board is 90 square metres or nearly 1000 square feet.

    The chess pieces are made of solid oregon timber, hand turned on a wood lathe.
    The heights range from 1 metre or 3 feet to 300mm or 1 foot.

    The total project has taken nearly a year.

    Are ...[text shortened]... other home made giant chess sets out there?
    Have a look at my home page for a picture .. Rocoll
    The global powers are playing Risk on a life sized map. 😕
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    07 Feb '13 04:50
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    The local paper is going to take photos and run a feature.
    I've seen helicopters flying over lately. Could that be the press getting aerial shots for the article? ha ha
    Dude, if your avatar is you, you better phone home. 😛
    I like your profile, you're a nutter. 🙂
  11. SubscriberKewpie
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    07 Feb '13 07:41
    I've just had a look at these in bigger photos, they're really something - and they all have tiny castors so it won't be a hassle to make a move!
  12. Joined
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    07 Feb '13 14:30
    Nice work.
  13. Joined
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    07 Feb '13 19:36
    Yeah we had to put the castors on to protect the base and help with moving the heavy wood pieces.
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    07 Feb '13 21:28
    Originally posted by Rocoll
    Yeah we had to put the castors on to protect the base and help with moving the heavy wood pieces.
    Next you need a giant chess clock. 🙂
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    08 Feb '13 04:02
    Nicely done.

    Were you working off of plans made by someone, or did you freelance it?
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