Yes...... Well it depends on the size of the pieces, For chess championships Staunton is a must and dependant on the Kings base size. The squares have to be 120%- 130% measured diagonally bigger than the Kings diameter measurement .doctor Bob":2v2fxvtm said:
Sorry I must have had diagonal on the brain Just to make it clear any championship board must have squares 2" - 2 1/2" square, dependent on the size of the kings . As I said above the squares must be 120% - 130% bigger than the kings. i.e. a king with a base 50mm (2") the squares must be 20% - 30% bigger making the squares 60mm - 65mm.condeesteso":21ui3y9e said:spotted this as I have a chess table planned, but never realised there was an official table size, relative to the king.
I was just going to make mine so it looked sort of right, but I question the 120 - 130% diagonal? The ratio of the diagonal to the side of any square is 1.41 (to 2 dp!), i.e. the diagonal is 141% of the side. Is this rule for the side dimension, as if you use it on the diagonal the base of the king will exceed the square's width I think?? I don't mean this matters much, but just wondering.
I used to, but got fed up with people not finishing games especially if they were losing.devonwoody":3cxzxmzk said:I am interested in this project as well. Do you play chess on the net?
Thank you Paul, we aim to please OK what no one saw or knew, in other words the unseen self generated mistakes those hinges were 2mm too tall, that meant I had to file 2mm off the bottom edge of both hinges, it had me sweating about wasting £17 they cost me if I buggered the remodeling of them. Anyway even though I say it myself "I think they look the bees Knees"Paul Chapman":1ay3ad4t said:That's looking very nice, Your Lordship.