New

Games

Chess Set

STEPS

8

SKILL LEVEL

With the help of the Dremel Idea Builder and a Dremel Multi-Saw you can make your own chess pieces and board from start to finish.

by Dremel ®

204 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

Dremel DigiLab 3D20

Model # 3D20-01

TOOL

US40 Ultra-Saw™

Model # US40

ACCESSORY

Cotton White PLA Filament DF01-01

Model # DF01-01

ACCESSORY

DF02-01 Deep Black PLA Filament

Model # DF02-01

ACCESSORY

US500-01 4” Carbide Wood Cutting Wheel

Model # US500-01

Materials

  • 1

    1' x 2' Lumber
  • 1

    1/4" Plywood
  • 1

    Wood glue
  • 1

    Ruler
  • 1

    Wood stain or paint
  • 1

    Paint brush
  • 1

    Sand paper
  • 1

    Clamp

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Begin by going to Dremel3D.com to download the models, from the “Chess Set Project”

STEP 2

Step 2

Next you are going to create your Chess Board. Start by clamping the 1' x 2' piece of wood to a table. Then cut the wood into 8 strips, all 2 inches wide, using your Dremel Multi-Saw and wood cutting wheel. Sand down the cut ends of the wood so they are smooth. Paint 4 of the strips black, and keep 4 neutral or paint white.

STEP 3

Step 3

Carefully edge-glue the 8 strips together, keeping the ends aligned and alternating between black and white. Once the glue has dried, true-up one end by crosscutting the assembled panel.

STEP 4

Step 4

Next, cutting the opposite direction you initially cut the strips of wood, slice the board into 8 2-inch wide strips again. Smooth the cut ends with the sandpaper again. You will now have 8 strips with the alternating colored squares on them.

STEP 5

Step 5

Now, using the Dremel Multi-Saw, cut what is left of your 1' x 2' piece of lumber in 4 strips, cut picture-frame style (joining corners both at 45 deg angle), to create the frame of the chess board. Two of the sides should be 17" long, and the two other sides should be 14" long. Again, smooth ends with the sandpaper. Stain or paint these outside pieces however you like.

STEP 6

Step 6

Next, create the base of the board by cutting the plywood to the same proportion of the frame.

STEP 7

Step 7

Cover your strips and stick to the board one piece at a time. Remember to make sure the colors alternate throughout the board when assembling.

STEP 8

Step 8

Done! You're now ready to add the chess pieces you created using your Dremel Idea Builder and enjoy a game of chess.

Suggested Videos

Rotary Tool - Project

Creating Decorative Eggs

970

Rotary Tool - DIY

Cutting Vinyl Siding

963

Rotary Tool - Project

Cutting Terra Cotta Lumniaries

861

3D Printer - Introduction

Dremel 3D Idea Builder Introduction

857

Other Projects You Might Like

Pallet Planter Box
home decor
Pallet Planter Box

2months ago

Wooden Clock
craft and hobby
Wooden Clock

2months ago

Garage Wire Shelving
organizational
Garage Wire Shelving

2months ago

Tiny Town Holiday Birdhouses
seasonal
Tiny Town Holiday Birdhouses

2months ago

No Promotion available!

TOUR THE MAKER GALLERY

Explore the creations added to the Maker Gallery by Dremel Makers.

No Promotion available!

A TOOL THAT CAN DO IT ALL

Experience Dremel's most powerful oscillating tool. Featuring 7.0 amps of power and 2 new, powerful cutting blades, the Dremel Velocity is the only tool you need.

Comments(0)

Sign In to post comments on this project.

No comments yet.

No Promotion available!

Dremel Experts

From drilling holes to distressing denim, Dremel’s Customer Service has an answer.