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Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set, "Recycling Challenge"

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (394)
The imaginative mind of Armando Ramírez transforms scrap metal into a sleek... more

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The imaginative mind of Armando Ramírez transforms scrap metal into a sleek, black and silver chess set. Ramirez collects the leftover metal pieces off a die machine and shapes them into the pawns, horses, and parts of the kings, which also feature cogs from a car's electrical system. The queens are made from screws, cogs and bearings from a car's electrical system. The bishops are shaped from sparkplugs and the towers from cogwheels. The board is made from a metal sheet and features ornate iron wires and bendix caps taken from a car's electrical system.

Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 2.80 kgs
  • 6.2 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 30 cm W x 30 cm D
  • 2" H x 11.75" W x 11.75" D
  • Largest piece: 8.2 cm H x 3.5 cm W x 2.5 cm D
  • Largest piece: 3.2" H x 1.4" W x 1" D
  • Smallest piece: 3.2 cm H x 2.5 cm Diam.
  • Smallest piece: 1.3" H x 1" Diam.

  • Recycled metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

394

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07/02/2016

"Chess at it's Best"

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This is an exceptional piece of Art! So pleased with my order!

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

From Montesano WA

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04/01/2020

"Best gift ever"

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Purchased for my son for last Christmas, he loved it!!

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

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12/12/2018

"Perfect for the gear head in your life!"

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Ordered as a Christmas gift for my dad. Arrived a bit earlier than I had expected from the 60 day notice on the website. Beautifully crafted set, a real win on recycling automotive parts.

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

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09/24/2018

"Impressive Artist"

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This chess set was a present for my son who loves both chess and cars. He loved it. It is a unique and beautifully crafted set. Armando is a wonderful artist.

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

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08/24/2017

"For my sons bday, a National Master chess player"

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To paraphrase my sons reaction: two Wows, a Very Cool, and Awesome!! I only saw it online but loved the unique appearance and the fact it was made from recycled materials. Only issue that I have is I see it is now only a week later reduced by $36. Thats a lot!

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

Verified Reviewer

08/05/2020

"It is wonderfully made, and very clever"

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I was initially drawn to this item because I m both an owner and a lover of standard poodles. I m surprised I don t see more of them than I do since they are so distinctive looking. But when this piece arrived I was quite pleased with how well designed and put together it was— just like my real live poodle! So it s got a nice spot in a very important room.

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From Seattle, WA

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08/02/2020

"So nice, I kept it for myself"

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Originally, I bought this Don Quixote sculpture to decorate a guest suite for someone who enjoys this Cervantes character. But it is so well-made and attractive that I keep it in my foyer so that I can see it every day, instead! Substantial weight, sturdy, as well as, artistic. Highly recommend!

Best Uses

  • Decor

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07/29/2020

"A gift for my husband"

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My husband is crazy about bikes and it was a fitting gift for him on his birthday. He just loved it. The craftsmanship is beautiful

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gift bike beautiful craftsmanship

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Verified Reviewer

07/15/2020

"Recycled Jeep"

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I absolutely love this. It is of excellent quality and craftsmanship.

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07/14/2020

"Resting"

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Very perfect detail work better in person to see than the picture

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  • decoration on my table

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: OTHER

Purchased Item:

Rustic Relaxation, Mexican Handcrafted Rustic Sculpture from Recycled Metal

Verified Reviewer

07/10/2020

"Good present"

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It was a present for my dentist, she love it, I think Armando Ramirez its really good artist.

Best Uses

  • present, decoration

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Purchased Item:

Rustic Root Canal, Handcrafted Recycled Metal Dentist Sculpture

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

Armando Ramirez has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to buy materials and also a machine for soldering his metal art.

Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Armando's income helps pay for the education of his two daughters.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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