Jumbo Chess Piece

My brother-in-law was just recently asked to be the bishop of his LDS ward. For kicks, I made him a bishop chess piece for Christmas - it was about 3" diameter, 6" high, more or less. I brought it to work to show my coworkers, and well, you know how Utah is - bishops are everywyere! Two coworkers wanted to have a bishop of their own to give to their bishops. Same as with the wood bowls, they just feel cool when you hold them - nice shape, hefty feel, and natural wood grain is just very pleasing. I added felt bases too to give them that finishing touch.

Well, my brother-in-law opened his and laughed and laughed. He keeps it on his desk at work, and visitors to his office love to pick it up and play with it. The youth leadership group passes it around saying "Check" and "Check Mate" during meetings - it was a hit. Similar responses from the other two bishops who got one.

The one you see here is made from cedar and smells so good. I'm going to venture into other chess pieces for the school's chess club - it's a volunteer thing and we want to give the lady who runs it a token of our appreciation, so maybe a queen or something. My kids want me to make a chess-board kitchen table using bathroom tiles for the squares and have a giant chess set. I think that might be a little over the top - call me crazy.

Price: $20 give or take, depending on what I have to do to get your wood - exotic species are more.

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