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2954 Oakwood SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
USA

616.826.3574

Tool Chess sets are 32 handsome, handcrafted chess pieces served in a tool chest carrying case. They are made in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan by myself and my father. Tool Chess pieces are handcrafted out of everyday hardware pieces that are powder-coated, giving them a beautiful finish. They're quite hefty.

Tool Chess was invented around the time the family business -- a machine tool business based in Grand Rapids, Michigan called Gallmeyer and Livingston -- was closing down. A couple shop workers replaced a lost chess piece with some hardware pieces and my grandpa thought up the name "Tool Chess."

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Hi! I'm Will. In my spare time I like to stay active, work on houses and green building, and listen to podcasts.

 

 

 

 

Charles is the original inventor and developer of Tool Chess. Towards the end of his career working at the family-owned grinding machine business, Charles started playing around with different hardware items to find the ultimate Tool Chess design.

 

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Located in beautiful Grand Rapids, MI, Tool Chess Co. has a lot of hometown pride. Historically, Grand Rapids was a center for furniture manufacturing, nicknamed "furniture city". Today, Grand Rapids supports a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, IT, automotive manufacturing, aviation and consumer manufacturing industries.

Grand Rapids also has a very exciting scene of makers, entrepreneurs, DIY/DIT-ers, small business owners, inventors and movers and shakers in general; it's pretty exciting.

Tool Chess Co. does not currently have a brick-and-mortar shop, but please feel free to write, call or visit us elsewhere on the Internet. 

William Gallmeyer

William Gallmeyer

Charles Gallmeyer

Charles Gallmeyer

 

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