When you have access to an Epilog Helix
and a Universal
laser -- and need a chess set -- you improvise.
This chess board was created within 10 minutes using Visio
and engraved in 30 minutes on the Universal laser.
Normally the translucent (engraved) squares would be completely opaque, but by (accidentally) reducing the
laser power I instead engraved marbled squares.
With 3"-scale chess pieces from the local game store
, the chess set was made complete.