# Specific standard measurements and info necessary for making a standard Shogi set (board and koma)

Anything I figure out I will X out in the list of things I need. Solution will be at the bottom section named "RESULTS".

I've been searching the Googles for a bit now, but I'm not able to find any (english) information on it. I'm planning on making my own board since I am in Mexico, and I can't find anyone selling a Shogi board around here.

Any answer that contains the details of your Shogi set is enough. Just remember, it has to be a genuine Japanese Shogi set, not plastic or anything like that. Basically if you could get these measurements from your personal Shogi set, I would really appreciate it.

So what are the standard measurements for a Shogi board?:

``````X Width (from black's perspective, left to right of board)
X Length (from black's perspective, top to bottom of board)
X Height (of entire board)
- Size of each square/space (where the piece will be put)
- Width (from black's perspective, left to right of space)
- Length (from black's perspective, top to bottom of space)
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That's for the board, now I need for the individual pieces as follows, of course we're talking about if the piece was "standing up" in front of us:

``````X Height
X Width (widest point, bottom)
X Thickness (the whole piece)
X Degree angles
X The angle from the bottom to the top (81 is the angle I believe)
X The angle for the little "roof" of the top of the piece
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Now, of course, these measurements are different from piece to piece, so the sizes are different, unless I put them on the same group, so you only need to find out the sizes of the pieces listed first:

``````x King
X Rook, Bishop
X Gold, Silver
X Knight
X Lance
X Pawn
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Of course, I would also like the standard size for the komadais, in case there is a standard size. If there isn't, what's the normal average size for it?

These are all the measurements that I need in order to be able to make a full set. They should all be provided in mm/cm, because it's the most exact, and the measurement style used in Mexico.

Now, the calligraphy, of course. A full example of all the pieces in the "Kinki-Sho" calligraphy. Basically, an example of the calligraphy, how it should look, so that I can carve it to the wood. No pieces needed, only the calligraphy for each piece on a white background.

That is all the info I need, if you can provide necessary links I would highly appreciate it.

One last note, the website can be in Japanese, just be sure to provide some kind of translation, or give the info and the link as a reference.

RESULTS:

All the good references that I've found since opening this question:

Some things I might have figured out since opening this question:

All the sizes, measurements, specifications, angles etc. I have figured out can be found in this private Gist: https://gist.github.com/3763b7d9d5c1d6a4916f

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Wait, I just noticed, why don't you put the results in an answer? They should be there! I thought it was part of the question. :) – Alenanno Feb 25 '13 at 19:24
@Alenanno I planned on putting it in an answer. But it's not yet complete, I'm not sure of the measurements. However, what I've gathered can be found here: gist.github.com/Greduan/3763b7d9d5c1d6a4916f – greduan Feb 25 '13 at 19:33
@Eduan - Putting your work in progress in an answer certainly makes more sense than putting it in the question. – ire_and_curses Feb 25 '13 at 19:36
@ire_and_curses You're right, I put the Gist in an answer. :) – greduan Feb 25 '13 at 19:46
on the front view, what would be the angle on the top, did you not post that measure or is it my mistake? thanks in advance – user6049 Oct 27 '13 at 22:45

Finally! This answer is now complete! I know all the measurements now! And they all fit, I made sure. You can find the measurements in this private Gist (meaning you can only access it if you have the link).

Here's a full copy of the Gist, no changes made to it:

``````This is a related question in boardgames.stackexchange.com:
http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/q/10836/4779

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The measurements for the board:

Length . 33.66cm
Width .. 33.33cm
Height . 30.3mm

Measurements for the squares in the board:

Length . 36mm
Width .. 33mm

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The amount of pieces that I will manufacture:

King ........... 2
Rook ........... 2
Bishop ......... 2
Gold General ... 4
Silver General . 4
Knight ......... 4
Lance .......... 4
Pawn ........... 19

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The exact measurements for each piece.
Measurements provided in this order:

Height, width (bottom), thickness, angle (general, bottom > top),
angle (thickness, bottom > top).

King ......................... 32mm 28.7mm 9.7mm  81° 85°
Rook, Bishop ................. 31mm 27.7mm 9.3mm  81° 85°
Gold General, Silver General . 30mm 26.7mm 8.8mm  81° 85°
Knight ....................... 29mm 25.5mm 8.3mm  81° 85°
Lance ........................ 28mm 23.5mm 8.0mm  81° 85°
Pawn ......................... 27mm 22.5mm 7.75mm 81° 85°
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Be sure to understand this is not perfect yet. It's not 100% ready yet. Probably... You can use these numbers and get a working set. But I'm still refining them to perfection.

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