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Project by KnickKnack posted 08-18-2014 04:19 PM 1250 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back to triangles – for some reason I feel happier working with triangles than squares.
I put my all into this one – a lot of staring into space – a lot of working out how to achieve what I wanted to achieve – a bunch of experimentation, particularly on the dye – a lot of “doing it again” when it just wasn’t quite right.
I’m happy with some of it, but there’s something just not quite right with the feet – these were the third attempt and, I guess, as usual, the demons made me a bit impatient.
Still – hopefully I learned some things, and the next thing will be just a little better.

220mm high, 150mm wide, 50mm back to front (yes, those are correct, it is almost a completely useless size).
Jatobá, ash, and beech.
Danish oil.

(I’d like to doff my cap in the direction of danoaz, who gave me a gentle kick when I needed it)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 05:10 PM

Very nice workmanship. Interesting designs, easy to look at.

-- Chris K

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 05:11 PM

Very COOL Unique piece!

I like your triangular designs!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 06:38 PM

Sweet, cool design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Jos

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 06:57 PM

Clever design, nice work.

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 08:26 PM

Great work – love the use of the wood grain to support the triangles!

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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danoaz

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#6 posted 08-19-2014 12:24 AM

Good to see you getting back into it. The dark grain wood is very nice to the angles. I haven’t done any work with dye stains, but it looks like you did a good job of bringing out the right contrast. I do agree with the feet issue. I would be curious what the other attempts were. I know everyone has their ideas of what is pleasing, but for me it may be the balance of the wide top coming down to a almost a point. To give it balance maybe thicker and or wider feet would be good. I will stare into space some more and sleep on it.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 08-19-2014 02:48 PM

I do agree with the feet issue. I would be curious what the other attempts were.
- danoaz

This was the first idea – angular contours (“diamond style” I call it) on a fat piece of Jatobá. This picture shows the original “vertical” – the one that a chunk came out of when I was planing it. Obviously it would have fit “perfectly” into the slot secured with a floating tenon.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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danoaz

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#8 posted 08-19-2014 06:44 PM

The diamond style is interesting but maybe a little forced compared to the rest of the piece. I like the concept of the feet that you have on the final but did you consider making the bottoms flat and maybe have them flare out similar to the design itself? I know it isn’t always desirable to have things balanced but to me it looks like the piece would tip forward or back if that makes sense. BTW – I like the bottom of the vertical stopping the way you have it and having it an element of its own and not being surrounded by the feet or foot. Nice job and nice that you recorded your other ideas. I probably wouldn’t not have done that.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 12:04 AM

That is so cool, there should be icicles hangin off of it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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