The third project in my advanced manufacturing class was to make use of our CNC lathe to create an original chess set. We were split up into teams of four and told to choose a general design aesthetic and then individually design pieces. My team was very pleased with the outcome of our designs. Using the CNC lathe we created the outer forms from aluminum stock and then with a CNC mill we post processed almost every piece. After machining was complete we bead blasted every piece and had them anodized for color and surface quality. Three months after the class ended I worked with one other team mate to create a board for our set. It is also made from aluminum with inlaid acrylic tiles. The work was shown off at Philly Works 2010.