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Unique Recycled Auto Part Chess Set, "Recycling Challenge"

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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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473

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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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01/28/2021

"Great gift for a mechanic"

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Amazing piece, but it did get scratched easily.

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10/28/2020

"Amazing"

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Great Xmas gift for father-in-law!

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  • Napping

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Father-in-law
  • Occasion: Christmas
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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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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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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04/08/2021

"fabulous piece"

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makes a great gift for anyone who likes metal sculpdecorabrure

Best Uses

  • decorative
  • decorative, space filler

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04/08/2021

"so cute"

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just the perfect gift for a geek

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04/03/2021

"Beautiful and a nice small touch,"

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A nice gift for my girlfriend which she proudly displays.

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03/24/2021

"Bought for a very special man"

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I purchased this as a Valentines gift for my very special friend Barry. He is an avid fisherman who lives in Alaska so there is no shortage of fish stories! I was so excited to gift this to such an amazing kind man. Im getting him the bulldozer next as he is a dozer hand in his profession.

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03/18/2021

"What a masterpiece !!"

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A clever, cute and detailed sculpture with a sense of humor....perfect for a wonderful anaesthetist ! Thank you so very much Armando for your amazing creation!

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Rustic Anesthesiologist, Hand Crafted Rustic Anesthesiologist Sculpture

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03/17/2021

"Wow!"

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I have to rave. This is such an artistic, gorgeous piece of work. Adjectives that come to mind: Creative, responsible, imaginative, wonderful, fascinating.

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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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