|Forum topic by CharlesA||posted 09-07-2016 09:46 PM||322 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-07-2016 09:46 PM
After building two baptismal fonts last fall, I thought I was out of that line, but I have another one to build. I don’t do this for profit—I might get enough out of this one to get a proper HVLP system.
My design parameters. I like open designs using a glass bowl so the water is visible. I like the symbolism to be in the design itself, not decorative designs attached (like a cross that is attached to it).
Here is the font I made last fall, a design I like a lot:
I’ve been asked to build a font for a colonial space: darker wood at the top and bottom with white painted middles. This sort of look:
The most interesting shape in the chapel is the window:
I’ve come up with a concept, but I think it has two major weaknesses: 1) I don’t think it would be stable over time. Looks like a design that could easily get wobbly; and 2) (related) that I’m not sure of joinery.
I will probably add a shelf to it like the one I did above, and that would help with the stability, but I think it may just be an inherently weak design.
I’m thinking there may be a more subtle way to include the window shape—more of an allusion than the actual fulll shape.
I’d love any design feedback you might have.
here are two views of the concept:
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson