Making Minimalist Chess Pieces and Board in Wood

Making a minimalistic chess set with board and pieces in walnut, birch and oak.

This was a part of my teacher studies at OsloMet.

Shot with the Fujifilm x-t3 with the fujinon 35mm f2, fujinon 23mm f1.4 and the samyang 12mm f2
Here are some images of my sketches and the final result (some of the measurements are not 100% correct):

Some of the videos I got inspiration from:
Shaun Boyd:
Jon Peters:
Gunflint Designs:


  1. how does this not have millions of views

  2. It is a extraordinary work… Amazing

  3. These look great! Did the lead weights make much of a difference?

  4. I'd try this but i haven't got a workshop with thousands of $'s worth of tools.

  5. So I'm stealing this, it's too late. I'm making one for myself. The Bishop's angle is slightly to much for me, I think I'm going not lessen the angle for handling purposes.

  6. Freaking awesome! πŸ’€πŸ¦–πŸ₯³πŸΉπŸ€“πŸͺπŸŽ¨πŸ˜ΊπŸ’πŸ΄πŸ‘»πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸŒ„β˜ β˜ β˜ β˜ πŸ‘ΈπŸ’©

  7. For a 2 x 2 inches squares how thick the pieces shoul be?

  8. Just found this video, love the set, will probably do one very similar, maybe larger scale… Thank you for upload…

  9. The design reminds me of the way many kubb pieces look. Funny that it’s also called β€œViking chess”

  10. I really want to buy one, do you or someone know similar chess set which i can buy from amazon?

  11. ΩˆΩŠΩ† Ω…Ω„ΩŠΩˆΩ† روسس

  12. You didnt set up the pieces right..

  13. Bonito trabajo, no me gusta el estilo minimalista pero su trabajo es excelente.

  14. Really like the design of this set! Would love to buy one! Do you make these for others?

  15. is this a copy or did foureyes or w e channel copy? looks identical

  16. Oh Ma Goodness!! LOVE THE MUSIC!!!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œ Inspiring…

  17. Are you going to be making any more woodworking related videos? I'm going to have my husband teach me how to use these tools, we have all of them and he uses them all the time but I have no clue πŸ˜³πŸ˜žπŸ˜‚

  18. 3:49 I'm guessing the tallest piece is the king, if so then the black king and queen need to swap. If the tallest one is a queen, then the white king and queen need to swap. Just a tad bit of research and you could've avoided that mistake.

  19. Nobody wants to talk about how he put the white king and queen in the wrong places?

  20. It says "minimalistic" but it looks like a luxury design set πŸ™‚

  21. stop commenting about how he sets the pieces wrong, He is not a chess player but he does his work perfectly! I love the design πŸ˜€

  22. Fantastic, exactly what I've trying to come up with for the last 4 months. Great job all around keep the sawdust flying.

  23. So I would like to make a set for my grandson for his graduation, I have a few years as he is only 11 but I do tend to get distracted on occasion so any advice, such as dimensions, angles etc would be most helpful. Is there a pattern somewhere? I like this set as I hate the table saw, a couple of mishaps in the past, but the band saw, now you're talking.

  24. hello sir you're creativity is amazing !! Been fan of this game for a while. By any chance are you taking order of this kind of chess set ? Looking forward to your reply !

  25. Iam your new subscriber I like your work thats incredible


  27. is the board strong enough held together only with wood glue?

  28. Great job,I have seen many of these types of sets and this is the best by far

  29. Non c'Γ¨ niente di minimalistico quando non c'Γ¨ niente, una scatola di legnetti ben levigati avrebbe avuto lo stesso 'appeal'

  30. You have inspired me to do it. I just need a belt sander.

  31. Nice work. I do like the pieces but in end when you showed everything together you placed black king and queen wrong way.

  32. Hi! The set is amazing. How did you finish the pieces?

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