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Small game developer finishing chess pieces





I am making a board game. The pieces are somewhat like chess pieces ( 1.5" h x .75" w x .75"d). I had them machined out of steel and brass ( 2 player game--pieces come in 2 colors). They look great, however, I understand that they will rust and stain. I am interested in finding a finish that will look close to what I've already got, but will not stain. I have also considered making the "steel" pieces natural aluminum and anodizing the "brass" pieces. I'm looking at runs of 250 pieces at a time to start.

Nate Veranth
game developer - Kirkland, Washington, USA
2003



Hi Nate. It obviously depends on what look and feel you wish to get, but a simple approach would be to make all of the pieces out of aluminum, then clear anodize one set, and anodize and dye the other. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2003




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