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Project by Simeond posted 546 days ago 2341 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 546 days ago

this is really quite beautiful, but i do have to say from the side view, i expect it to start walking…i love every detail here, from the legs to the door knobs…the inclusion on the door really adds to this piece…quite stunning…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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BusterB

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#2 posted 546 days ago

That is a unique piece….certainly a one of a kind build, I like it. Great job Simon

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Patricelejeune

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#3 posted 546 days ago

This is definitely a fun fine piece

-- Patrice lejeune

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 546 days ago

OMG,

WOW PIECE.

lol!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Terry Ferguson

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#5 posted 546 days ago

Whimsical, humorous, animated,unusual,and very well crafted. Just fun to stare at it and be amused.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 546 days ago

Make it walk! (laughing) Nice work, impressive design.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 546 days ago

Great design on a unique piece.

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Skelatile

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#8 posted 546 days ago

Thats a fun and beautiful piece! its always good to get out and play :)

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#9 posted 546 days ago

This is a really cool functional piece of art, made me go back and look at your projects, all pretty cool.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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watermark

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#10 posted 546 days ago

great design! looks like it is from a fairy tale or cartoon. made me smile

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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DaveGlx

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#11 posted 546 days ago

I love it. Thumbs up mate.

-- Dave -

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Marcus

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#12 posted 546 days ago

I think I would be scared to have this in my house…I’d be afraid it would kill me in my sleep or something.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 546 days ago

Awesome. Kind of looks like it would follow you around. I bet it would sell!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 546 days ago

Quite unusual and a wonderful conversation piece. Nicely done.

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

-- 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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simarilan

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#15 posted 545 days ago

excellent

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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