Use these shields to embellish a chess set or many other projects
By Vernon DePauw
I originally designed these shields for the knights, pawns, and board of a folk-art chess set. (The patterns are in the Spring 2017 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated.) However, you can easily adapt these shields to create a coat of arms, a shield for another knight carving, or even a painted shield for your child or grandchild.
Download the patterns, resize them to suit your project, print, and start carving.
For more wooden chess sets you can make, see Making Wooden Chess Sets by Jim Kape. While the sets are cut with a scroll saw, you can easily customize them with carving tools. Unique, heirloom quality chess set designs that will inspire collectors, players, scrollers and woodworkers to craft and display these beautiful works of art. The book is available from www.FoxChapelPublishing.com for $19.95 plus S&H.