I am working on hand carving some chess pieces, mostly during our Tuesday meetings at the shed. I have 3 so far. I did a king, a queen and a rook. I add lead weight to them, stain and varnish them and add green felt on the base.
The chess board I made previously as a project in itself. If you are interested I could post pictures of the construction of the board.
I need 32 pieces for a complete set, which at my current rate could take a few years. 🙂