Juniper One Board Project Competition #7: The Meeting, the Display, the Winnah!

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 02-08-2011 06:34 PM 1191 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A delightful and delighted 30 folks showed up for our meeting. Not nearly that many projects, but a nice array of approaches to the challenge: Something to sit upon, made from one board of juniper.

Basic, stout, graceful, and how you do the seat when you run low on material. Steve Henderson.

Don Sheets built this is a print rack for his artist wife, but hey, you could sit on it—gently!

Beyond the round one is a stepstool in a traditional shape, Renee’s entry. Dovetails connect the horizontal with the vertical in front. On the left is Chris Mathews’ longer item with engaging carving as a design bonus.
The cross-braced stool in the background was another well done piece.

Round takes some courage; significant material can fall on the floor! Closeup of Al Braccini’s artistic execution. Precision joinery on the legs and consistent use of sapwood on the feet.

Terry Ferguson’s geometric answer to the call. Niftily spaced thirds of the seat and creative bracing below. On the right is Chuck Devine’s tongue in cheek “Emergency Seating” achieved with 5 lengths of the board and a few lag screws. Which, it should be noted, were counterbored!

Closer view of the top of Terry’s.

Greg Fulton. He knew instantly at the announcement what he was going to make, and it may have been Greg who pressed for including hardware. His needed it. High marks for creative thinking and exquisite workmanship. If he isn’t flushed with pride, he should be. Sorry.

And the Grand Prize Winner, Top o’ the Heap:

Steve Henderson! Yayyyyyyy!

-- " 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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