Don't you just love Yahoo articles that have something to do with chess? Just last month we had Propaganda Is Awesome and a few days ago I noted 22 Ingenious Ways To Repurpose Old Junk. The third of the 22 ways was:-
(5/44) Before: Random Pipe Fittings An old pile of rusted pipe ends and fittings destined for the junk pile.
(6/44) After: Steampunk Chess Set With a bit of rust remover to make them shine, you can transform your old fittings into a steampunk chess set. Source: 9 Bizarrely Beautiful DIY Chess Sets
Better understood in photos as...
...The 'Source:' in the 'After:' photo wasn't actually linked to anything, but with the usual search engine magic I found 9 Bizarrely Beautiful DIY Chess Sets (pinterest.com), which references an article from Popular Mechanics supplemented with dozens of other examples.
Now that I've documented that bit of Yahoo for posterity, I can move on to the other 19 'ways to repurpose old junk'. Nice word there -- repurpose.