Paul Schneider, Handmade Chesspieces (WORLD 2022)


All 32 pieces are hand-turned using European walnut and maple wood. I consciously forgo copy attachments and instead meticulously check the measurements, shape and quality of each piece. The knight’s head is carved by hand. In the final stages, the pieces are drilled out and completed by adding a brass weight. The wooden surface is finely sanded, oiled, and polished. All measurements match the standards set by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The king’s height is 95mm with a base of 40mm diameter.