For those of you that don't know what a Renaissance Man is:
a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
( sometimes lowercase ) a present day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.
Some time ago I received an old wood lathe and I have just recently decided to make use of it. The chess pieces you see as the lead image for this post are just a few examples of my first attempts at figuring out how to use this piece of equipment. None of them match but they will serve as good starting points to put together a great chess set. I have not decided what wood to make the set out of yet but rest assured that I will post the final product for all to see. The pieces you see here are a made from a motley collection oak, poplar, and a dogwood tree I cut back this winter.