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Chess Set

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Beyond Design

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Beyond Design
Chicago, Illinois

General Information

A chess/checkers set milled from corian and two color HDPE. The board is reversible for a more traditional grid or a unique pattern to play on

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Material Description Price
Black Corian®

Black Corian®

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in

$27.99

Two-Color HDPE - Black on White

Two-Color HDPE - Black on White

Thickness: 1/4 in, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Quantity: 1

$4.99

White Corian®

White Corian®

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 8 in × 10 in, Color: White, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/2 in

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$32.98
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1

Mill White Corian Pieces

Mill your first set of chess pieces from 1/2" material

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2

Mill Black Corian Pieces

Mill your second set of chess pieces from 1/2" material

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3

Etch grid into HDPE

Use a 1/32" bit to etch a checkers grid into one side of the HDPE

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4

Cut Reverse side of HDPE

flip HDPE sheet, being careful to align it in the correct position. Etch the chess pattern with a 1/32" bit and cut the profile

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5

Glue and sand pieces

Glue pieces into stacks to create the taller pieces, leaving single height parts as pawns. Sand the sides smooth once completed

Sam Sonta
I wanna that
Sam Sonta
Tyiesha Gainey Crafton
How did you cut out the chess pieces? What was the bit size?
Tyiesha Gainey Crafton
Fred Housel
Thanks for sharing! I modified your designs to make a larger set from cherry and purpleheart. Love it. If I were to do it again I think I would try etching the grid after cutting the profile. Also, I'd recommend to anyone making this to cut the profile with a 1/16" or larger bit, not a 1/32".
Fred Housel