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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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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."

My dad sold a few sets about ten years ago, but since then the project has sat dormant. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Tool Chess is back!

Tool Chess supports a local, nonprofit youth chess school -- which you can visit at www.hollandchess.com -- by sponsoring students.

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Tool Chess is evolving, check out our blog and see what's new!