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Project by KnickKnack posted 05-25-2018 03:01 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife said, a while back, that she wanted a “small, circular footstool”.
Well circles aren’t really my thing, but, after a while the idea of making it from 8 pieces in the form of a hexagon popped into my head. A few years back I enjoyed some of my “stitch” work, so I decided it would be interesting to combine the two ideas. I messed about on paper, and I messed about some more, but something just wasn’t quite right. And then the idea of using the I Ching hexagram (wikipedia)) for the stitches popped into my head…

Yang (male) is usually represented by a solid line, and yin (female) by a broken line, but, after deep philosophical analysis I decided that it need not necessarily be so, and so this piece came to pass.
I’d originally intended to “circularify” the table (I even had a way I was going to do that), but it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do.
The wife, upon seeing it, agreed that no way could it be covered with a cushion and used for feet, as originally intended, and that it was clearly a table!
9mm ply (doubled in the legs), mahogany and ash for yin and yang, walnut veneer centrepiece, finished with linseed oil.
Height 36cm, width 46cm.

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





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R_Stad

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#1 posted 05-25-2018 03:39 PM

Nicely thought out piece. Always enjoy your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#2 posted 05-25-2018 04:44 PM

This is a very creative table and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 02:26 AM

Just reviewed a LOT of your projects since I last looked at your work. Some innovative ideas. Thinking on the edge vs. outside the box.

This stool /kitty table. LOL! Is no exception. Nice work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-26-2018 04:49 AM



The wife said, a while back, that she wanted a “small, circular footstool”.
Well circles aren t really my thing, but, after a while the idea of making it from 8 pieces in the form of a hexagon popped into my head. A few years back I enjoyed some of my “stitch” work, so I decided it would be interesting to combine the two ideas. I messed about on paper, and I messed about some more, but something just wasn t quite right. And then the idea of using the I Ching hexagram (wikipedia)) for the stitches popped into my head…

Yang (male) is usually represented by a solid line, and yin (female) by a broken line, but, after deep philosophical analysis I decided that it need not necessarily be so, and so this piece came to pass.
I d originally intended to “circularify” the table (I even had a way I was going to do that), but it just didn t seem like the right thing to do.
The wife, upon seeing it, agreed that no way could it be covered with a cushion and used for feet, as originally intended, and that it was clearly a table!
9mm ply (doubled in the legs), mahogany and ash for yin and yang, walnut veneer centrepiece, finished with linseed oil.
Height 36cm, width 46cm.

- KnickKnack

Conversions...
FYI: Height 14 11/64” Width 18 7/64”

Very COOL and unusual small Table!!

Very interesting.

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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danoaz

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#5 posted 05-26-2018 08:18 PM

Very nice detailing. I like the opposite stitches across from each other. Curious your thinking of the not making the slices alternate in color? I like what you did and wonder if the alternating color was considered too busy or too obvious?

-- "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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#6 posted 05-27-2018 09:56 AM

Curious your thinking of the not making the slices alternate in color? I like what you did and wonder if the alternating color was considered too busy or too obvious?
- danoaz

The colour of the stitches was designed to reflect the pattern in the I Ching as shown in the picture – dark for Yang (solid line), light for Yin (broken line).

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2018 06:13 AM

Incredible and unusual project -very original and unique

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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