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Juniper One Board Project Competition #4: Ready For the Finish

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 01-15-2011 02:30 AM 961 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, so it was done, and the deep breath was taken, and then on second look it was just so clunky looking.

Instincts told me to introduce a curve, so I used a plastic ruler and some clamps to get the off set from the ends and scribed away and jigsawed the arcs and sanded them on the OSS. And it helped!

The only “next time” thought I had was I’d bring the short and long stretchers closer—that is, the top of the long stretcher would be the same line as the bottom of the short one. Although now that I say that and look at it, the arcs might not look right.

Maybe next time all should be in the same line.

Tell me what you think. Assume the legs would be straight, not splayed—I didn’t want to take the time to do that. If it seems a little bottom heavy to your eye, what would you suggest to alleviate that?

Should it have more overhang on the sides?

Would you have guessed, upon first seeing it, that it was a One Board Project?

Next week: some kind of finish to make the Juniper pop.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 02:33 AM

Maybe a gentle curve on each leg?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 03:01 AM

Which way, Gene?

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Dez

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 11:24 AM

With the curve in the stretchers the legs could be tapered with a curve too.
I think I would put the curve on the inside from the stretcher down, and about the same amount.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 04:10 PM

I see—continuing the arc, as it were. I like this idea, and I’ve still got time!

I’m thinking maybe on the long dimension only, not on the sides.

Tomorrow!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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