The reason I have waited so long to post is because the big project I was working on was a christmas gift and I wanted to make sure the recipient didn't know his present was on it's way. I made a chess set! yup a real chess set but not only a chess set but what I am told is a royal chess set.
here are the individual pieces:
The Champion (this was supposed to look like a dragon but turned out more like a chicken)
and a look at the set from the other side.
I had a chance to play a game with the extra pieces and it was pretty fun. I just can't bring myself to look at my lathe for a while now lol.