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Friday, April 15, 2011

Wow chess project: How to make a rolled paper chess set!

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Hi everyone,

It's amazing what chess lovers can do. We were truly stumped by this project and wondered how creative and hard work it must be - creating a full chess set with rolled paper!!!

We found this DIY project at this link.

Rolled paper chess set

The paper used was tightly rolled strips in black and cream, a paper monogram, sealant and lacquer. If any of you make this project do let us know with photographs.

The pieces range from 3/4″ to 2″ in height. The board squares are 3/4″. The box is a portable 6-3/4″ square. I began each piece with the strip for the shaft, and moved outwards at the base and at the top. For glue, very light cardstock — 65 lb stock is sufficient, any thicker would not roll well, and any thinner would take an eternity to build up. Do not forget to apply a sealant.

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