JimArnoldsChessSets

Handmade Custom Chess Sets Tables and Pieces on Etsy

North Carolina, United States · 110 Sales

JimArnoldsChessSets

Handmade Custom Chess Sets Tables and Pieces on Etsy

North Carolina, United States 110 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Announcement   Handmade custom themed wooden chess sets on etsy by Jim Arnold's Chess Sets. Custom chess sets, chess pieces, and chess boards. Unique Handmade Chess Sets , hand carved by Jim Arnold.

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Handmade custom themed wooden chess sets on etsy by Jim Arnold's Chess Sets. Custom chess sets, chess pieces, and chess boards. Unique Handmade Chess Sets , hand carved by Jim Arnold.

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(20)
lenak777

lenak777 on Jun 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderfully made and simply gorgeous chess set Jim is the best at what he does and it shows through his work which is of the highest caliber and supreme top quality. I am one satisfied customer thank you so much for making such a stunningly beautiful set for me.

Carrie Snider

Carrie Snider on May 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They look great! The packaging was sturdy, safe and secure. The workmanship was on time and is beautiful! They are light weight and will not smash the top of our cake. Toppers were painted to the color of our request and I am excited to use them for the wedding day.

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About

Hand Carved Custom Chess Sets

Started carving chess sets in the mid 90's.

I used to take scrap wood home from the construction sites I worked on to build the early sets. I borrowed my boss's van to do my very first show.

The following Monday, I quit the construction bizz. Today, I sell sets all over the world, I work 7 days a week, I wish I would have started this 40 years ago...

I make the sets on demand from scratch...sometimes I do have inventory, but usually have to make it for you after I receive your order. Please allow MONTHS if possible especially if you want the set for a special occasion, or the best way is to just contact via the conversations and i can let you know what my schedule looks like.

I am just back from taking an almost year long break from carving (to give my hands a much needed rest) and the orders are once again piling up. I've made over 1,250 sets (that's over 32,000 pieces!). Back in it again to make some more. I look forward to your ideas. Lots of people "say" they make custom chess sets and custom themed chess sets, but they don't...there's only one person in the entire world who does this and at over 100 designs and 32,000 pieces made, you'll only find that person right here...ME!

Let's get together and come up with something one of a king in the world for your loved ones, family, or that special someone.

Jim

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  • Jim Arnold

    Owner, Maker, Wooden Chess Set Carver

    Carver of chess sets for the past 20 years. Started carving mermaids, pirates, skulls and such on boat tillers in the 80's. I did a lot of marine interior design work and I was easily agitated by boat owners so I found a different carving outlet.

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Last updated on September 13, 2012
Welcome to Jim Arnolds Chess Sets! I specialize in creating one of a kind chess set designs that are fun, unique and playable. Set are made based on my designs, but I also make themed chess sets to order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept paypal, USPS Money orders, and personal checks. Many times with new designs it takes months to finish a set, if it's going to take a long time to make your set, I'll charge a 30% deposit, then send you pics of the completed set when its ready to ship, once the pics are received, the balance is sent and the set is on its way to you.
Shipping
I use UPS, USPS, and Fed Ex, I also pay for the shipping insurance so we're both covered if something happens during shipment.

I do ship worldwide, the cost just depends on your particular location, import fees, duties, or other costs associated with particular countries vary widely and are the responsibility of the recipient.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sets have shipping insurance, please inspect your shipment when you receive it to check for damages.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't consign my sets to coops or galleries.
I don't drop ship.
You can only purchase my sets directly from me.