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Go Head to Head With Tool Chess

first_img You Should Read Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s Guide to Life Look Dapper, Not Drenched, in Head-to-Toe Stutterheim Rainwear When father and son Charles and William Gallmeyer saw their family machine tool business in Grand Rapids, Michigan coming near an end, the elder Gallmeyer noticed that some of the employees used some pieces of hardware to be a fill-in for a missing chess piece, and the elder Gallmeyer’s father came up with the name Tool Chess. Charles crafted a few chess sets from various hardware pieces and a business was born. He sold some sets a decade ago, but life got in the way, and he started pursuing other things.Then the younger Callmeyer, William, had the idea to put it on Etsy, and Tool Chess is again available for chess enthusiasts around the country. The set comes with 32 pieces that are handcrafted from steel and bolts and powder-coated for a slick finish, and a green and white, vinyl, roll-up board in either a red or black tool box. Give Tool Chess as a gift to all the chess players in your life. It is something they’re sure to appreciate for years to come, and is much more special than your run-of-the-mill plastic chess set. Not only are you getting a beautiful chess set that you can enjoy for hours and hours on end, you’re also helping to sponsor students at HollandChess.com, a non-profit youth chess school that Tool Chess supports. It’s a win-win! Unless, of course, your opponent yells out, “Check mate! Tool Chess, $245 at etsy.com. Editors’ Recommendations DFH Continues to Expand Spirits Portfolio with Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in Americalast_img read more

Here are the 6 Snowiest Places on Earth

first_img 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Love it or hate it, snow evokes certain feelings depending on where one lives geographically. For some, it means endless hours of shoveling driveways, school closings, and dangerous driving conditions. For others, it means ideal slope conditions, curling up in front of fire with a cup of cocoa, and picturesque vistas.Here’s a look at some of the cities across the globe that statistically receive the highest average snowfall. Each place on this list sees an annual average of at least 100 inches of snow (some are blanketed by more than double that number). Believe it or not, most of the top slots belong to Japan.Time to break out the skis, crank up the snowmobile, sharpen the edge on your snow shovel, or just throw another log on the fire — it’s about to get deep.Aomori City, JapanAomori Prefecture, Hakkoda mountain road(JTB Photo/Getty Images)Aomori City is hammered with an average of 312 inches of snowfall each year, which is 100 inches more than the next city on the list. The town is home to more than 250,000 people and is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu, facing Hokkaido to the north (more on that in a bit).See travel infoSapporo, Japan63rd Sapporo Snow Festival/Wiki CommonsWith a population of approximately 2 million, Sapporo is the capitol of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido. Average annual snowfall is approximately 191 inches. As far as wintry activities go, the city hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and is known for its annual Snow Festival.See travel infoToyama, JapanJTB Photo/Getty ImagesHonshu is Japan’s largest island, and Toyama is located in central Honshu. Surrounded by steep mountains on three sides and the Sea of Japan to the west, Toyama has a population greater than 400,000,and receives more than 143 inches of snowfall each year.See travel infoSt. John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaSt. John’s, Newfoundland, CanadaSt. John’s is the first place outside of Japan on our roundup. Newfoundland, a northern island province of Canada, is located on the nation’s east coast and is home to more than 100,000 residents. The area receives approximately 131 inches of snowfall each season.See travel infoQuebec City, Canada and Syracuse, New YorkClinton Square, Syracuse, New York/Gavin Schaefer/Wikimedia CommonsThe last city on our list is actually a tie between Quebec City, Canada, and Syracuse, New York. Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America and boasts a population of just under half a million residents. On the other side of the American-Canadian border, Syracuse, located just south of Lake Ontario, has a population of approximately 145,000 people. Both cities receive about 124 inches of snowfall each year.See travel info The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more