Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: I live in Denmark
Your chessmen look ready to use, and the finish look good.
I have made 1 set of chessmen and learned that the copying of 16 pawns is the hard part.
After I made my chessmen, I read Mike Darolws book - Turned Chessmen - and found, that I ought to have read it before I went to the lathe.
This book covers the history of chess and the developing of the chessmen design from Adam & Eve via Staunton to the wild designs of the 20' century.
Darlow also shows how you might think, if you wish to develop your own, new design.
Finaly he shows you how to do the proces in steps in order to replicate the pieces.
(Forgive my spelling and language. This is how danish woodturners do .)