Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chess Skill That's Stronger than Steel


According to Gareth Williams's book Master Pieces: The Architecture of Chess, in the 18th Century "the turning of a chess set was an important part of an apprentice turner's course" -- so important that "a seal of the Hanover Turners' Guild...displays a chess knight, with a double headed horse as its symbol" (65). The manufacturers of automated metal lathes are doing the same thing as lathe turners in the 18th Century: demonstrating their skills by making chess pieces. There are several videos on YouTube (especially the one above) that most chess players will find hypnotic.

3 comments:

Router Mill said...

Good post.Thanks to share.

oshwin said...

Hi to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to visit this web page, I love your content, they are very nice and it includes helpful Information. Check out our website Stainless Steel Instrumentation Fittings manufacturers in India for more Oshwin Overseas related info! I am truly pleased to read this website posts which carries lots of helpful data, thanks for providing these kinds of statistics.

Mark John said...

It is an enormously inspiring post .I am totally pleased by your excellent work. It contains really very useful information. Looking forward for your next post.
Fused Silica CNC Machining