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02-03-2015 02:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question joinery font

Check out this font, designed by a fellow in North Carolina. I’m curious how you think he made the joint under the bowl and at the base. I’m not going to copy it, just trying to think through some interesting designs for a font and thought this would be an interesting exercise.

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 02:22 AM

Miters? 3 way sliding dovetail?

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 02:31 AM

I think I saw a 3 way “half lap” (3rd lap?) floating around the web the other day.

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 02:32 AM

Okay. I can see the joint under the bowl as a 3-way miter. That could work.

On the base, every joint I think of wouldn’t be strong enough, I don’t think. Did you have a specific suggestion for that one?

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#4 posted 02-03-2015 02:39 AM

here's a 3 way half-lap that would be helpful in joining the three feet, but still leaves me the question of how the three legs would attach to the feet.

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 02:44 AM

spline? through the uprights, diagonal brace, and the feet to tie them together and still use the half lap on the “feet”?

Dowell the assembly diagonally through the light colored brace after primary assembly? the dowel would be hidden accept the underside of the feet.

inset a three legged plywood “key” into the underside of the three way?

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 02:47 AM

Japanese joinery springs to mind

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 03:01 AM

interesting ideas.

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 04:51 AM

That table makes me think of Charlie Chaplin, somehow.

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 01:38 PM

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145241156702910026/

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#10 posted 02-03-2015 02:10 PM

Dang waho609, that joint almost looks like one of those optical illusions :-)

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#11 posted 02-03-2015 02:49 PM



https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145241156702910026/

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It’s not easy making those fillets. ..Looks great !

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#12 posted 02-03-2015 03:04 PM

It was magic : ))

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#13 posted 02-03-2015 03:04 PM

It was magic : ))

Darn nice looking magic though

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#14 posted 02-03-2015 08:25 PM

I’m still not sure how one would do the base, with the legs coming together, and then the base, and how to attach all that for a strong joint.

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#15 posted 02-03-2015 08:47 PM

On the feet base connection it could be floating tenons, or dowels. Maybe wedged stub tenons? That would be strong and close invisibly.

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