Makruk Set Photos
I bought a $1 chess set at a dollar discount store to get the knights... painted them too.
I already had the board.
The following is a photo of a metal set I completed on 13 July 2008.
I had the board already. It is just under 9 x 9" and folds in four.
Pieces are as follows:
pawns - washers. recessed red dots are on the promotion side
rooks - metal caps - often go on the ends of steel rods
knights - elbow fittings, wing-nuts are another option for knights
royalty - dome cap nuts with toothpick spikes
On July 20, 2008 I finished making a Makruk set from the popular elastic polymer (Sculpy(c)) which hardens in the oven. It is somewhat of a rough free-hand set with the knight all looking a little different. Even the pawns, though close in appearance, were made individually (instead of using a mold made from one ideal pawn).
The promotion sides of the pawns have a central dot, then 4 outer dots to represent 4 possible squares of movement.
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Author: Gary K. Gifford.
Web page created: 2008-07-06. Web page last updated: 2008-07-06