|Project by KnickKnack||posted 10-03-2012 03:34 PM||1819 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I seem to have spent a lot of time over the last year or so fighting my tendency to produce what was once described here as “chunky” pieces.
Well, I decided, for this piece at least, to give up that fight and just “go with it”, or, as someone sagely pointed out to me, to “play to my strength”. It was quite liberating actually – those usual challenges in my head, such as ”that’ll be really heavy” or ”too much visible end-grain” were met with ”yeah, so? I don’t care” answers.
The design itself is based, as usual at the moment, around triangles – I’ve been trying to work out how to do these kind of triangle legs for a while now, and then it suddenly struck me to use inverse triangle cross pieces on the bottom – obvious when you look at it, but is just hadn’t popped into my head until then – I think you’re going to see this in a few more pieces from me shortly.
Originally it was going to be a stool, and it still is if you chose to sit on it.
But it’s also a table.
I was trial fitting it together and I couldn’t bear to cut out the “normal” hand-hold in the middle that you might expect in a stool.
Clamping was, as usual a challenge – here you can see every clamp I possess bar one being used to clamp together just one side – there are a lot of wood meetings going on…
Claw-dee-puss likes it, as you can see in picture 2, as did the wife who was in a very good mood, obviously, when she said ”It’s lovely – one of the best things you’ve made”
Ash and Jatoba. 49cm x 28cm x 27cm high. Linseed oil finish.
All comments, positive or negative, red or green, up or down, sane or insane, most welcome.
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