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Old 10-04-2021, 08:48 PM   #1
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dream time.
if you wanted to build an outdoor chess set that was sturdy what would you use.

base for each would be 100 or 150mm DWV pipe around metre high end caps for pawns but what about the other pieces?

any ideas or what else to make from
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Old 10-04-2021, 08:49 PM   #2
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Cast iron, all pieces.
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Old 10-04-2021, 08:56 PM   #3
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different..

yes thank you think outside the square
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Old 10-04-2021, 09:18 PM   #4
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Carve them out of Hebel AAC Blocks. [autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)]

Use normal hand saws etc.


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how big are the pieces to be ?
how age safe as well ?
how much budget ?
are they going to be moveable by lifting or on casters/rollers

the board is easy enough
dark and light pavers or council slabs and half painted
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Old 10-04-2021, 09:29 PM   #6
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budget cheaper the better
bigger the better make an impact
suitable for smart arrse kids who know the game to move

I manage a camp for families schools etc, we have large verandahs and these can be painted.

I am leaning to 150mm PVC pipe but how to make the top pieces has me stumped.

dont want to go rigid foam carving...never works.

think hebal would be too heavy.
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Hebel is not heavy.

But if you want to use PVC pipe;



OR from Foamboard

Make your own Giant Outdoor Chess Set
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id look in the direction raptor has shown with the pvc and a little plaster in the base for weight
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Raptor that is brilliant, Ive search google and not seen that one, cheers

hmm I can access 150mm PVC very cheaply few joiners, caps elbows we are on a winner.
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dream time.
if you wanted to build an outdoor chess set that was sturdy what would you use.

base for each would be 100 or 150mm DWV pipe around metre high end caps for pawns but what about the other pieces?

any ideas or what else to make from
Tonz, Have you been watching the 'Queens Gambit" ?
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had to google that one roKWiz but no.

cannot even play it myself. As a 11 year old kid my grandaddy tried !!!! to teach me. I was a very big disappointment.
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had to google that one roKWiz but no.

cannot even play it myself. As a 11 year old kid my grandaddy tried !!!! to teach me. I was a very big disappointment.
If you get a chance please try and see it. Brilliant 7 episode series.

Painter Island Caravan Park has a large outdoor chess set. They are always replacing pieces due to kids throwing them around are scumbag takng off with them.
manager reckons its getting quite expensive over time.

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