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. Learn how to Consistently Resize and Print the patterns below.
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.
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).
Do not judge your work until after sanding. Because a little sanding can quickly remove any small imperfections.
Pattern Uses and Types of Materials
You can use these patterns, stencils, templates, models, and shapes as a guide to make
other objects or to transfer designs. Create personalized, custom projects for your home,
for craft shows, for selling projects online, etc.
These designs are great for
coloring pages and coloring sheets, crochet patterns,
drawing and painting, svg files for cricut and silhouette, svg cut files,
hobbies, holiday crafts, iron-on designs, kid crafts, laser cutting,
needlecrafts, preschool printables, quilting, sewing,
scrapbooking, sign making, string art (nail art), wall art,
wedding crafts, woodworking projects, and other DIY arts and crafts.
You can transfer these printable patterns to
cardboard, cardstock, canvas, construction paper, fabric, felt,
foam, glass, leather, metal, notebook paper, paper, parchment paper,
photo paper, plastic, plexiglass, poster board, rubber, steel,
vinyl, wax paper, wrapping paper, wood, and many other types of materials.
When downloading a pattern or stencil, you can specify
a new color (e.g., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,
brown, magenta, tan, cyan, olive, maroon, navy, aquamarine,
turquoise, silver, lime, teal, indigo,
violet, pink, black, white, gray, or grey). You can also add
add text and hearts to your image.
Your new design or pattern can be printed or downloaded
in PNG, JPG, PDF, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format.