Well then I thought it would be really cool to make a chessboard and chess pieces. I made the board...
Then I figured I'd make the chess pieces. I tried carving them freehand first. Failed.
Then i tried carving them with a Dremel. Failed
I then tried to sand them into shape with a bench sander. Failed, but it is a great tool.
I then bought a $30 scroll saw off of Craigslist and things started to click into place.
Now I have a plan, and the ability.