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by modernist
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help

I think it is fantastic and yes I've visited the local icons. You've got a very nice place there which will benefit from the sort of upgrading you have in mind.
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

Getting better http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/RAIL2SHAPED2_zpsb344057e.jpg Cheers Nick, I hope other people find this as useful as I am. I think it is probably easier to make than draw but it is nice to be able to play about with proportions and get a view of the finished item. N...
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

mark270981 wrote:The first one, then the second I'm great at square stuff not curves though


Using the arc tool click on the non-tangential end of the curve then the other end then slide the curser along the straight line which borders the tangent until it turns blue (tangential) then click.
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

mark270981 wrote:How did you create the curve in the first place?


Which one?
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

Got it thanks

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by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

It doesn't work! Initial block marked out http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/1_zps15ab40ba.jpg Lower curve extruded away http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/2_zps30a0072f.jpg Ready to Follow Me along the straigt line at the top of the curve This is what you get http://...
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help

I quite fancy this. Josef Hoffmann 1906 It's early pre Bauhaus with touches of Mackintosh and A&C. The germans more or less invented the modern kitchen in the early 1900s and they were into light and colour, until Hitler put a stop to it. I've got a better photo in a book I'll dig it out later....
by modernist
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: holding, dogs etc
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: holding, dogs etc

It has it's attractions and fine for use where appropriate, but not for general application as there are better solutions.
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

cncpaul wrote:Brian,

Like this ?


Yes, but I need some kip before commenting further :lol:

Night.
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

Jake, if you mean draw the lower curve first then the cove at the large end I don't think follow me (along the upper cove line) would work as the section tapers along the length. (but I may be wrong), I'll try it. What I meant was (plus a bit more thought) - draw the curvy line at the top of the co...
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help on door handles
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Help on door handles

Have you had a look at the Glutz locks. I used them on my front door because I wanted multipoint locks but without the upvc handle & a decent backset. They are awesome, it double locks off the key , the handle just operates as normal no lifting to engage. Nice looking handles as well. Used the ...
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Drawing curves in two planes

Jake, if you mean draw the lower curve first then the cove at the large end I don't think follow me (along the upper cove line) would work as the section tapers along the length. (but I may be wrong), I'll try it.
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Design/Development
Topic: Drawing curves in two planes
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Drawing curves in two planes

Viz the rails on my current coffee table project (BM61). What is the best way to draw a curve on one edge of a coved rail. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc142/modernist/table3_zpsa9c5ef09.jpg In the end I drew the cove on the rail first then a separate block with a curve on top. I moved the blo...
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Hand Tools
Topic: holding, dogs etc
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: holding, dogs etc

I think it does have it's uses but I wouldn't use it for everything. Chamfering the corners of posts is good.

There is always the chance of dinging a plane on a jaw.
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Decking
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Decking

A proper deck no less! Nice teak. Personally I think teak is best left bare in boats to silver naturally and kept mould free with Boracol twice a year. Not everyone agrees however and spend a fortune on patent varnishes in an effort to fight the inevitable.
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: SU Section

Thanks
by modernist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help on door handles
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Help on door handles

Thanks Dean, hopefully you can help me, I find these locks most very confusing. It is a very heavy (120 x 68 stiles) door and I want shoot bolts top and bottom with multi point between. Would I be better with pins or hooks, or both? Presumably hooks are primarily designed for sliding doors. The pad ...
by modernist
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: A&C Deco Style Kitchen help

Very MacIntosh. You could make something like that in Maple and it could look great. I'm no great fan of A & C but there are some nice handles. There are loads of ideas on Google http://www.j-shiner.co.uk/products.asp?subcategory=Arts+and+Crafts+Suite&category=Antique+Furniture+Fittings" onc...
by modernist
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Help on door handles
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Help on door handles

I am intending to use Roto Espag door gear on my heavy front door. All the gear I have seen is 35mm backset which is barely enough for a full Euro rebate setup as shown in the door thread. Putting that aside they appear to be twin spindle with pad handles one side. What is the purpose of the pad han...
by modernist
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CHERRY CABINET
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: CHERRY CABINET

I take it we are all to use double tongued mitre lipping to the edges of all doors from now on. That should reduce unemployment a bit.
by modernist
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painted MDF cabinets
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Re: Painted MDF cabinets

I've just used their clear matt varnish on cherry and it is the mattest of the matt. V good.
by modernist
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Painted MDF cabinets
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Re: Painted MDF cabinets

Interesting you should say that Steve. Following my sticky Dulux thing I phoned their tech help line and they said that Diamond Eggshell takes 7-14 days to harden! So now, having stripped that manky Dulux off I'm refinishing using my trusted Sayerlack which my suppliers have tinted for me to a perf...
by modernist
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: SU Section

mark270981 wrote:The guys who make the decisions have been quiet?!


Silent in fact. hello members here.
by modernist
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: SU Section

Now I've had a chance to sleep on it how about widening the scope to a design forum including all CAD and design issues?
by modernist
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little Kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 2543

Re: Little Kitchen

Kool
by modernist
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

Thoughts are starting to crystallise. First I'll move the legs slightly nearer the corners, shorten them 50mm and thicken and deepen the rails for stronger joints and wobble resistance (I was also concerned about that). I might also use Finn Juhl legs with an inner rib for stiffness and much better ...
by modernist
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

BTW I agree with all the comments above, Slainte, Paul and Jacob.

And I value and appreciate all the contributions, the real problem is silence :lol:
by modernist
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

mark270981 wrote:I really wish I had an eye for design as the table Jacob has posted up looks rather quite good and very pleasing to my eye.


In fact it looks so good I've added it to the project list.

Stuff all the stained oak - get some mod stuff out there.
by modernist
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

They do, in many ways we have gone backwards. I've got a spare sheet of Wenge MDF in the rack so it's tempting. This is the original kindly rooted out by Jake https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Kjaerholm:+PK61+Table.&num=50&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa&...
by modernist
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

mrgrimsdale wrote:Another version of the off the corner leg design. Josef Albers 1923

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That's very nice Jacob, perhaps I should make one of those instead. :D
by modernist
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: SU Section

We have one for boats which has 270 threads since 2007. maybe it would develop as it went along.
by modernist
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: SU Section
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

SU Section

In the light of the increasing use of SU and the various queries we see posted should we have a dedicated section where we could build up experience to share? I posted this previously without sensible response but now Prom is asking the same thing and we do have some experts on here (and I certainly...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

The glass top is definitely the way to go but I preferred it square I have to say. As the legs aren't centred or symmetrical I personally think it looks odd now. It is symmetrica-lish but I've still got to move the legs on the short side further out a la Jake earlier. I'm not sure this will work as...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

You could head further away from the inspiration and deeper into the possibilities of timber rather than chromed steel. Maybe pull the top up of a leg like this: http://imageshack.us/a/img692/9773/danishcabinet2.jpg Very nice.I had been thinking about a cove or round on the outside of the leg - tim...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

sainty wrote:Interesting idea Brian but I think that the design is lacking interest somewhere. It's the legs I think, they need a little something - no idea what though. HTH. lol.

Perhaps a larger curve?


I'll try it.
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

tusses wrote:That's really nice Brian ! what a good idea :)

Like that a lot


I'm perfectly happy to steal good ideas from anyone :D
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

Low iron glass doesn't have the green tinge of normal glass - more expensive but given you are showing off the timber underneath it will be worth it. I think it would might look more Danish with the same curve on both sides, and blending the curve all the up to the top of the rail. It's a bit half-...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

Much better with glass (make sure you get low iron glass), as this is all about the underframe. I would edge the legs outwards a bit, as then the inner square will brace it all a bit more. Is the profile on both sides of the rails? I'd just come to the same conclusion about the legs. When the top w...
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Critique please as they say over there!
Replies: 45
Views: 3689

Re: Critique please as they say over there!

Mk 2

Image

I think I prefer the glass top and at least you can then see the profiles.

Now 1230 x 930 x 420
by modernist
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Which quality screws do people recommend?
Replies: 18
Views: 2086

Re: Which quality screws do people recommend?

I normally use Screwfix Turbo Gold which seem a good compromise of quality and price (I've never had one break). I just bought my first box of Reisser this morning to try as I walked past a pile of them in my local builder's merchants and they seem popular on here.

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