A view of the “gold” side. A list of the pieces is at http://bit.ly/arzXGF
Silver rook (castle)
... which is made from a zinc coated 1/4-20 flange nut, 2 1/4-20 zinc coated hex nuts, 1 castlelated or slotted hex nut, and about 1“ of all-thread
the yellow rook (castle)
the yellow rook (castle) has an extra brass washer, which helps to set it apart since the castlated hex nut isn't available in the yellow zinc finish
silver knight (horse)
... made from a zinc-coated 1/4-20 flange nut, 1 zinc-coated hex nut, 1/4-20 pound-in wood insert (in cabenetry section), 1 wing nut, and about 1 1/4“ all-thread
The yellow knight (horse)
the pound-in wood insert isn't available anywhere that I know of in a yellow-zinc or brass. For the gold side knight, I used a brass wing nut, and a yellow-zinc coated flange nut and hex nut
The silver bishop.
1 zinc-coated flange nut, 1 hex nut, 4 finish washers, 1 acorn nut, 1 1/4“ of all-thread. I could only find the acorn nut and the finish washers in nickel plating, instead of zinc coated. It works, but is a little yellower than I would like.
The gold side bishop.
The gold side has a yellow-zinc coated flange nut and hex nut, as well as brass finish washers and brass acorn nut, with the same length of allthread.
1 1/4-20 zinc coated flange nut, 1 zinc coated hex head bolt 1/4-20 by 1/2“
yellow zinc flange nut, yellow zinc 1/4-20 by 1/2“ hex head bolt.
The gold side queen. I wish more of the queen's parts were gold, but the base and the washer work surprisingly well to differentiate the gold queen from the all-silver queen.
yellow-zince flange nut, twist-in wood insert (usually located by the pound-in one used for the knight), a 1/4-20 T nut (the spikey thing), brass washer, a keps nut (the one with a spinning lock washer attached), and 1 1/2 inches of all-thread.
the silver queen simply has a zinc flange nut and no top washer
Yellow king. Note that it is a phillips head machine screw, so the top of the king has a cross (the phillips slots).
the king uses a brass 1/4-20 by 1 1/2“ oval head phillips machine screw, a yellow zinc flange nut base and a 1/4-20 by 7/8” coupler.
I couldn't find an oval head machine screw that was phillips, so I got a round head machine screw for the silver king. You may only be able to find this one in stainless steel, which is much more expensive.
the finished deal, on a boring wooden board. I'm working on a board that uses magnets, since all the pieces have at least the steel base. I've got the magnets from a craft store... you need 64, unless you glue them to the pieces, (in which case you'd only need 32) but I specifically wanted to build these pieces without glue. Just sticking them on without glue doesn't work well.