3 Chess Sets

As a part of the CMU product design curriculum, I've had the opportunity of learning shop skills and refining my craft of making physical objects. Below is a selection of work I've produced at school.

Three "identical" weighted maple and walnut chess sets on 10" x 10" laser engraved slate tile. Designed to be durable and act as a heirloom to be passed down generations. Forms reflect how the game is played. One set is mine to keep, one will be given away as a gift, and the final one will be sold.

Tools + Skills

Wood shop (table saw, chop saw, drill press, milling machine), hand craft


Maple, walnut, linseed oil, slate, tile sealer, cork, lead, epoxy, wood glue


8 weeks, October - November 2020


Create three identical "forever fabricated" artifacts


Sketch, model, plan, test, fabricate, finish

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