Chess Pieces – Looking for FREE Chess Pieces Patterns?

YOUR MOVE – create your own chess pieces using the FREE patterns below. If you enjoy chess and have either a scroll saw or a band saw, you might want to try your hand at creating your own unique chess set. You play chess with six different pieces: pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, and kings.

To create your chess pieces, first select two contrasting woods. For example, a darker wood like walnut and a lighter wood like maple. Make sure the blank are perfectly square. Next Save and Consistently Resize and Print the patterns below.

Create your own chess pieces.  Patterns are included for pawn, rook, bishop, knight, queen, and king.

How to create your chess pieces.

First carefully fold and crease the patterns on the dotted line making a sharp fold (see images below). Next, place pattern over the corner of a blank using either a spray adhesive or clear packaging tape. Make sure the crease lines up perfectly with the corner. Next, saw the first side profile making long continuous cuts. After this cut, use glue or clear tape to reattach the waste cut-outs so the pieces do not move. Next rotate the workpiece 90 degrees and cut the second pattern out. Finally sand and finish. Before starting you might want to read Essential Scroll Saw Tips.

Chess Pieces: Each player has 16 pieces.

Pawns (8)
Knights (2)
Bishops (2)
Rooks (2)
Queens (1)
Kings (1)

You will shape the pawns, rooks, queens, and bishops with two identical cuts. However, for the bishop, you will make an additional slot on the second cut. For the kings and knights, you will need to make two different cuts.

The images below show how to create the compound cuts (also known as double sawing or three dimensional 3D sawing).

1. Fold pattern on the dotted line and apply to blank.
1. Fold pattern on the dotted line and apply to blank.
2. Cut pattern using waste blocks to keep fingers away from blade.
2. Cut pattern using waste blocks to keep fingers away from blade.
3. Observe how the pattern has been cut on both sides.
3. Observe how the pattern has been cut on both sides.
4. Tape the pieces back together again using clear package tape.
4. Tape the pieces back together again using clear package tape.
5. Rotate workpiece 90 degrees and cut second pattern.
5. Rotate workpiece 90 degrees and cut second pattern.
6. Sand and finish piece.
6. Sand and finish piece.
Pawn chess piece pattern.
Pawn chess piece.
Rock chess piece pattern.
Rook chess piece.
Knight chess piece pattern.
Knight chess piece.
Bishop chess piece pattern.
Bishop chess piece.
Queen chess piece pattern.
Queen chess piece.
King chess piece pattern.
King chess piece.
Chess pieces patterns (ALL) - Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Queen, and King.
Chess pieces patterns (ALL) – Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Queen, and King.

See Chess rules to learn how to play chess.

Comments and notes on creating chess pieces.

Do not judge your work until after sanding. Because a little sanding can quickly remove any small imperfections.

Looking for Patterns, Stencils, Clip Art Design?

US State Maps contains outlines, stencils, and patterns of all 50 US states. Alphabet and Number Stencils includes characters and letters that can be combined to create Word Art designs. Scroll Saw Patterns is full of beginner and intermediate scroll saw patterns. Religous and Christian Patterns includes inspirational clip art designs and scroll saw patterns. Chess Pieces - provides patterns to create you own chess pieces.

If creating projects using wood, you might also want to check out Band Saw tips, String Art projects, and Scroll Saw Tips.

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One thought on “Chess Pieces – Looking for FREE Chess Pieces Patterns?

  • April 24, 2018 at
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    I have a hug chechers/ chess board I’m making in my back yard with two colors of twelve square cement pavers. Thes pieces will be great way to make the chess pieces counting an inch per square.

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