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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