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Amateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car Parts: Which One Is the King?

The hand-made culture is already getting over rated if you were to ask us. That doesn’t mean we can’t respect gifted craftsmen who create some impressive stuff out of things we’d normally throw away. And when you add a bit of car flavor to it things get really interesting.
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Amateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car PartsAmateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car PartsAmateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car PartsAmateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car PartsAmateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car PartsAmateur Mechanic Builds Chess Set Out of Old Car Parts
Before looking into what this petrolhead managed to create out of scrap auto parts, let us share with you a couple of interesting chess facts we stumbled upon while searching the world wide internet.

They say the first moves are the ones that will decide who will win and who will lose, but did you know that for the first four moves for both sides in a game of chess there are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations?

What about how far the longest game is able to go? 5,949 moves. Longest chess game ever? I. Nikolic and Arsovic, Belgrade, 1989. It ended in 269 moves and was a draw. OK, one last one: Kirk and Spock have played chess three times on the show Star Trek, with Kirk winning all three games.

Good, now that we know all these important things (not really), let us get back to our purpose. The car parts chess set was created by a member of the Instructables community, a place where gifted craftsmen upload their creations.

According to his description, the pieces were either bolted or welded together and clear coated to protect them from rust. The seats are made of plywood and come with a burned pattern into it in order to get an older looking design that matches the rest.

The hardest part is pointed out by its creator and is related to how the players guess which part are which. Let’s call it a memory exercise worth doing.

 
 
 
 
 

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