|Project by Simeond||posted 02-27-2013 03:10 AM||2540 views||17 times favorited||37 comments|
I was taking a “goofing around” break from paid work and decided to play with the lathe. It was my first time doing any off-center turning (really I don’t have much of any turning experience) and ended up with a spindle that looked an awful lot like an animal leg. I had a krenov-style cabinet design I had been thinking about and decided I’d combine that design with my turning experiment! So, one design-decision-on-the-fly after another, and I ended up with this playful two-legged stand-up cabinet.
The curved part of the “leg” which goes up the cabinet is bent lamination. It attaches to the cabinet with numerous dowels and glue.
The cabinet is quite solid. That is, the feet stay sturdy on the ground and the box itself is ridged. However, due to the skinny diameter of the turned legs, there is a slight “bobble head”-type wobble to the whole thing. I thought about adding a “tail” or something to give a third leg, but in the end decided to leave it as part of the whimsical feel.
This was surely an adventure. I welcome any and all critique.
-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com