|I never liked chess, but I'll play any game that has an elephant in it.|
My set is pretty rough. I didn't want to spend too much time on it and my main focus was playability. Like most Chinese chess sets the pieces are just round discs. Mine are wooden. Why didn't I just buy him a chess set, you may ask. Well, Chinese sets actually have Chinese characters written on them instead of pictures. My friend can't read Chinese. Sets with pictures are not so easy to find. The pieces are done but the board will take a little more time. It's no work of art, but it is today's thing!
For more about Chinese chess, check out Wikipedia's Xiang Qi page.
And, just for the sake of scale, here's the little globe thing I made yesterday: