"Aery Faery"

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Project by KnickKnack posted 08-26-2015 10:51 AM 994 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I started this I pretty much had a plan, and this wasn’t it.

Once I’d made the two panels the original drawing just didn’t seem right anymore – is ever thus – so I sat and stared, and sat and vaped, and sat and tore some hair out, and sat and got frustrated (my last 3 projects, incomplete, un-posted, are still stuck at this point), and sat and sipped wine, and slept, and then did it all again, and again – for several days. I toyed with the idea of making it into a lamp (as you can see in the picture, the sticks do, by their nature, have gaps between them).
Anyway, I guess you’re not so very interested in I got here – suffice it to say I have less hair now than when I started.

The wife said – ”that’ll be useful for putting in things where you want a little air to circulate.”

In case anyone is interested, a few construction pictures…

I cut the slots for the sticks, 3mm, symmetrically on 2 sides of the piece of wood – not only did this give me a larger piece to hold, but it ensured that they were equi-distant from the sides. Then out with the trusty Kataba and resaw into 2.

A lot of trial fitting – vipond33 gave me the hint a long time ago to take lots of pictures – of an evening I’d sit with them on the monitor and, you guessed it, do some more staring.

Fumed (and partially rubbed down) oak, Jatobá, and BBQ sticks – finished with linseed oil.
32cm long, 21cm heigh, 15cm deep.

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

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 11:05 AM

Realy artistic work! Beautiful combination of wood colours. I’m also impressed with technics and details used.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 12:21 PM

It certainly is a unique piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 02:01 PM

This may not have been the destination you were planning for, but I really like where you ended up. I too have spent many hours starring and starring at projects. In my last clock posting, I mentioned how the end product looks nothing like the concept drawing.

Thanks for posting and thanks for the construction pics,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 02:15 PM

Nice result! Much better to let the parts push you in a new direction than for you to force them into your original idea.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 04:57 PM

Very oriental looking. If I had made it, I would use it to store my Japanese Archery Glove (Yugake) and other items.
I like it, it’s very nice looking.

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#6 posted 08-26-2015 06:10 PM


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 08-26-2015 07:13 PM

Turned out lookin good! Might have gone the other way? But then it wouldn’t get posted. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 08-26-2015 08:35 PM

That is really very cool. Very breathable box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 08-27-2015 04:07 AM

Like the look, especially those tapered legs, very unique.

-- Jonas

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 01:56 PM

Your finishing technique continues to look fantastic. The rounding of the edges at the joints is a nice touch that show a relationship with the BBQ sticks. The photo with the clamp on top before you have stained and shaped the legs looked intriguing as well.
This piece is rather reserved for you in comparison to your other boxes. It is more symmetrical and balanced.

Are you running out of wine?

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

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 02:05 PM

...stained and shaped the legs…
- danoaz

No stain – just fume.

This piece is rather reserved for you in comparison to your other boxes. It is more symmetrical and balanced.
Are you running out of wine?
- danoaz

Ha ha – not even close.
I did have some wacky ideas during this build, but pulled back from them – not because they were wacky, but because they didn’t seem to go – as you say, symmetry and balance rule the day here – here I practiced some scales rather than playing jazz…
But watch this space…

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

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Matt Hegedus

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#12 posted 10-02-2016 06:50 PM

This project is proof: Sometimes vaping leads to amazing ideas! If you’re vaping the right stuff! (I don’t vape).

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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