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Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set, "Recycling Challenge"

The imaginative mind of Armando Ramirez transforms scrap metal into a sleek... more

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The imaginative mind of Armando Ramirez 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, auto part cogs and bearings. The bishops are shaped from spark plugs 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.

Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. The finish can vary from matte to shiny, as each chess set is a unique piece of handcrafted art.

  • 2.80 kgs
  • 6.2 lbs
  • Board: 5 cm H x 31.05 cm W x 31.05 cm D
  • Board: 2" H x 12.25" W x 12.25" 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

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LaDawn

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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

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Diane

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07/29/2021

"Really beautifully crafted"

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My nephew said it was the best present ever :-).

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

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

Mariah

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05/07/2021

"Excellent craftsmanship"

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I ordered this as a gift for my father-in-law, a chess enthusiast. He was impressed with the craftsmanship and creativity. Two thumbs up!

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Recycling Challenge, Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set

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Kiara

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01/28/2021

"Great gift for a mechanic"

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Amazing piece, but it did get scratched easily.

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Julia

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10/28/2020

"Amazing"

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Great Xmas gift for father-in-law!

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Best Uses

  • Napping

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  • This was a gift for: Father-in-law
  • Occasion: Christmas

Becky Ann Miller

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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Eric

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05/14/2022

"Armando is amazing"

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I have bought multiple multiple recycled metal sculptures from Armondo he is absolutely amazing!!! Love this sculpture and all my sculptures from him !!! But his seahorse sculptures are absolutely the most amazing sculptures you will ever see!!! Bought both seahorse sculptures for me and my mom and we love them !!! Thank you Mr Armondo

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John

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04/20/2022

"Amazing product,Josss"

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Good product this is amazing,Istimieieiriririr

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Rustic Drummer, Hand Crafted Upcycled Metal Drummer Sculpture from Mexico

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Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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04/20/2022

"A chefs delight"

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I didnt know until recently that my nephew loves to cook and would love to be a chef. I thought about getting him a cookbook but thought that this is something that will be with him forever. I hope he appreciates it.

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A symbol of one's life and love

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  • Decorative

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Rustic Chef, Recycled Metal Sculpture Rustic Mexico Eco Art

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: birthday

Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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04/20/2022

"For good luck"

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I sent this to my cousin in Colombia; he lives alone but works for the desplazados because of the violence and war. Before the pandemic he would travel to the Magdalena river and would take the most amazing pictures. I hope this inspires him and gives him validation for the what he does.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Cousin
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Shannon

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04/20/2022

"really awesome scuplture"

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this was great and so creative, we loved it!

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Suzann

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04/18/2022

"Golfer"

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Love

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

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