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Offline woodgeek

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Water Stand
« on: May 30, 2008, 10:48 AM »
My wife bought a ceramic water vessel for her office and was looking at a stand at the same store - $80, crappy design and construction and just made of oak.  Of course I had to say "I can make you something so much nicer with wood I have leftover in the shop"...

Attached are pics of the sketch-up design and the build.  Initially it was going to be made with Lyptus (the top and middle "shelf" support) and then canarywood legs with inset lyptus running vertically down the legs.  This didn't work out as I couldn't get such thick and deep strips of the lyptus to fit into the deep dados that I cut.   They had to be so deep due to the fact that I was going to carve curved legs after this point from the square stock.  So I had to redo the legs -- this time I used some Jakota that my local hardwood place had a bunch of short for sale.

This project started out as a question regarding the sheer strength of dominos, if you're interested it's here

Carl
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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 10:52 AM »
Very nice, Carl.  This reminds me a lot a similar piece that Marc Spagnuolo did in a multi-part video series on his website.

{Edit} http://thewoodwhisperer.com/episode-42-end-table-pt-6/
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 01:05 PM by Shane Holland »

Offline Dan Clermont

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 12:04 PM »
Very nice work!!! Well documented as well!

Keep the projects coming!

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 01:16 PM »
Carl, the proportions and the curves fit the vessel very nicely, good work.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline poto

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 01:33 PM »
And you saved yourself $80! You could probably sell your water holder for $200 at some gallery, and come out ahead.

Nice work - lovely proportions and graceful lines.

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 02:04 PM »
Dude!
Great piece!  The curves are very graceful and everything fits together simply and elegantly.
Bravo!

Offline poto

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 04:18 PM »
Carl, I was just looking at your other thread on the Domino shear strength, and was curious how you ended up joining the arched table-top supports to the table. And do the arches join in the middle under the table, or do they not meet there?

Also, your shop looks distressingly clean. Those MFT's are almost unblemished! What gives?

Offline woodgeek

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 04:42 PM »
I actually used screws (gasp!) to join the supports both to the underside of the table (they do meet near the middle but not each other) as well as the legs.  I wanted the table to be rock solid and strong and it is!

yeah I do like to keep the shop clean, but believe me it's not always like this.  I'm somewhat relagated to doing finishing in the shop as well so I just did a big cleaning before finishing this project.

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Offline Woodenfish

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 06:09 PM »
Carl, Your inspiring work combine's elegance and simplicity with functionality for another great project!

Thanks for posting!

P.S. I like a clean shop too. I've solved many untold problems with a broom in my hand and sawdust at my feet.

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 08:26 PM »
good work ;D

Offline John Stevens

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 09:43 PM »
Carl, I'm very impressed by the beauty and precision of your work.  Thanks for documenting your construction process--it's sure to come in handy some time.

Regards,

John
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Offline woodgeek

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Re: Water Stand
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008, 09:02 PM »
Hey I just wanted to thank everyone for their nice comments about this project -- I really appreciate it guys!

Carl
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