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Project by KnickKnack posted 08-30-2014 11:38 AM 1635 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of the “work” I’m doing these days is experimental and never gets to see the light of day, let alone become a project worthy of posting to lumberjocks – a way of joining wood here, an intersection there, a stress test on a joint.

This project involves several things I wanted to try out, and I’ve managed to make something useful which was on a list as well – so many birds with a single project!

I was toying with the idea of making a full-blown table based on broken barbeque sticks, so that idea’s in here.
I was wondering how easy it was to “drop” a piece of wood onto the router to “round off” the edges of a through and through hole – that’s here.
I’d wanted to try the “rounded edges onto an angled end-grain end” – have 2 of them in here.
And how good a transition I could get between veneer and base-wood, and what it might look like.

It was all pretty intricate to make – there are a lot of (broken) sticks involved, and I didn’t want to be having to remove glue from impossible to reach places – so all sticks were applied downwards.
In the unlikely event that anyone’s interested, and in the extremely likely event I will forget what I did…

Tiny drop of glue – twist as you push downwards…

The top is going to be sanded flat, so, just before the stick reaches final position, wipe a little glue on, and twist downwards…

Ash (top), pine (bottom), unknown veneer.
Finished with 12 coats of danish oil applied with a cotton bud.

-- "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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#1 posted 08-30-2014 12:06 PM

I think you could name this “Broken Forest”.
Is a barbecue stick a shish kabob stick?
I can clearly see that you are having too much fun.

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 08-30-2014 12:22 PM

I think you could name this “Broken Forest”.
- danoaz

That would have been a better title.

Is a barbecue stick a shish kabob stick?
- danoaz

Basically I guess, yes.
It’s the season here in Portugal – although widths are variable, I can buy them in 2, 2.5, or 3mm (these are 3mm) – although colour varies, and some are bent.
I’ve used cocktail sticks before – shorter, obviously, but much more uniform and a different colour.

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

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#3 posted 08-30-2014 01:30 PM

SO how many sticks are NOT cut? From studying the pics, I can only see THREE

Very cool illusion!

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 08-30-2014 01:55 PM

SO how many sticks are NOT cut? From studying the pics, I can only see THREE
- JoeinGa

Three it is!
I thought I might have to use more, but I did the 3 first, and it seemed strong enough.

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

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 08-30-2014 04:18 PM

Interesting,

Reviewing your projects and form often follows function. I see them and have to think vs. react. LOL! Usually you are taking the organic form of wood and making it conform to line forms. This appears to be both?

Does the project start with a vision or a problem to be solved?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-30-2014 04:59 PM

That is really cool and very interesting. Great job

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 08-30-2014 05:00 PM

Does the project start with a vision or a problem to be solved?
- DocSavage45

Interesting question.
Often, it seems, I’m looking for a context within which to use an idea germ.
So, here, the “basic” original germ was the thing about one layer being supported entirely on “broken things” (which idea I also used a while back in “missing in action”) – and the visual illusion of impossibility that that tries to create. I have a bunch of things sitting on the corner of the desk – incomplete things – some of which have been there for years – waiting for a flash of an idea within which I can use that “sort of thing”. Often I’m waiting for a means of doing something.
I fight with this a lot, since it seems to me I should have a vision in my head of something and that this is the wrong way around of doing things – but I’m a mathematician by education, so “solving the problem” (in as twisted a way as possible, often) is usually towards the fore.

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

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#8 posted 08-30-2014 05:29 PM

I find more mathematicians ( have a few friends like that) are great with music and visual conceptualization in the abstract vs. concrete forms. good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 08-30-2014 05:56 PM

Cool concept, very nice.

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