Making a Solid Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

Making a Solid Carbon Fiber Chess Piece


What’s up my dudes in today’s video I’ll be making what I believe is the first chess piece ever made out of a solid block of carbon fiber So I’ll be using the thickest piece of carbon fiber I have available which is this cube here? and it’s about an inch and a half thick now a quick disclaimer when you’re working with carbon fiber and Especially in a situation like I’m doing here where I’m removing actually a ton of the material it’s gonna create an insane amount of carbon fiber dust and Carbon fiber dust is really harmful, so make sure you’re always always wearing a dust mask So to get started what I’m gonna need to do is cut a cylindrical shape out of this carbon fiber And it took me a while to decide how I wanted to do it my first idea was to Just clamp it down on the drill press But since I’ve got such a small piece to work with I don’t really have any space to clamp it down And I had a couple other ideas, but what I ended up doing? Actually worked up pretty. Well. I just put it in the lathe jaws and then I used a diamond-plated hole saw to cut through it and the hole saw wasn’t quite deep enough to go all the way through so I ended up flipping it around and That way I could get this cylinder cut all the way out and you can see how the two cylinders didn’t exactly match up But that ended up being totally fine because I was cutting away that material anyways So now that we have the cylinder it’s time for the shaping and we’re trying to make a chest pawn here So it’s pretty simple, but it actually ended up being way harder than I anticipated it’s pretty hard to go from spinning the dials on the lathe to control the bit to actually getting the shapes I wanted so I’m Trying to do this these complex curves, and the sphere shape and all of that, so it was pretty difficult But all I did was just slowly trimmed away the material And sanded until I started seeing the shape I wanted and then I’d go back and I’d refer to the template picture I had and just Went back and forth between that and after about two hours. I had the shape that I was satisfied with Let me know what your opinion is guys I’m extremely interested to know this is a different video and I just Really want to see if you guys like these videos if not I’ll stop making them if you do I’ll start making some other cool clever little projects like this So let me know what you think you can subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already and I will see you all on Saturday

100 thoughts on “Making a Solid Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

  1. Turned out great, thought it was going to be 3d printed with carbon fibre filament but nicely surprised that you shaped it yourself on a lathe. Great work.

  2. That pawn is pretty amazing. I love to see the cool things you come up with. Looking forward to more of your new ideas!

  3. Yay im lime #100 love the vid found your channel a few weeks ago and i love watching these vids honestly dont mind you changing it up a bit every now and then.

  4. Good stuff! Would love to see more unique stuff like this! Try making small figurines made out of unique materials!

  5. I'd try a set of tools like this next time. works fine for plastics, brass, alum, ect. would be way quicker to make an organic form than using the dials. http://www.easywoodtools.com/easy-start-tools-product-page/

    simply put a tool blank in your quick change as a rest for the tool.

  6. I love chess also are you planning to do a lot of videos? i found tour channel today and I love rings i like the idea of your channel i may have more question in the future

  7. I like that you are reaching out to more items besides rings. Your rings are amazing but other content is always nice to see as well. Awesome stuff man

  8. I like it, you could make a video of a day in the life of Patrick and I'd watch it. It's a nice break but still enjoying to watch.

  9. Great video, tho wouldn't it be easier to carve out the shape with handheld tools (like all the bowl turning cats on YouTube)?…

    PLEASE NOTE: you really need more than just a dust mask when working with carbon fiber…

  10. What's up my dude!

    Another unique idea and impressive craftsmanship. Now all you need is other pieces and a glossy wooden chessboard, probably finished with some meteorites or glow powder to complete the set. โœŒ๏ธ

  11. I would love to see some new things along with the rings it would make it exciting to see what is going to be made on the next video.

  12. That looks incredible. What would be awesome is if you made a whole set. A lot of them would be pretty tough though, but I think you can do it. You could sell the set for a super fat stack of cash. Or credit.

  13. How about a mokume gane ring. I was going to make one but I cant find stock with a big enough diameter. Im sure you have better sources

  14. "My dudes" ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  15. (awesome video maybe u could create a set but every piece will have its own quirk (glowing pieces, meteorites etc
    great and creative video i would like to see more random things made from cool metals and stuff.
    (not kidding)

  16. Very cool, thanks for sharing. Looks like there's an awful amount of runout on that hole saw side of the lathe. Is that normal?

  17. Please keep the videos coming! You've given me so much inspiration. I have started making rings and tops on my lathe and mill. Love the creativity. Nice moves. Keep it up.

  18. Using a rotary table on a mill with give you the ability the make the rest of the chess pieces. Except for the knight… Not sure what to do about that one.

  19. I like it fun to see besides a ring i like the materials you use for rings though but yep i guessed it its gonna be a circle lol But what about spinning tops? im not to much into them, but the materials you would use would make them cool & use the ball at the bottom… Plus ppl pay a good amount of $$$ for them if u make them right ill take a CF for the idea =)

  20. Based on what you learned making this how much do you think it would cost (an end customer) to have you make an entire set?

  21. It's pretty creative to be honest dude. I'd love to have a chess set made out of carbon fiber, it looks very intricate and mesmerizing.

  22. Extremely awesome Patrick! Why haven't you been making more of these kind of videos? I truly love watching you craft rings & things. Thank you for making such gorgeous things Patrick! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž

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