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LostArtPress on InstagramTriangle chips, together with cut lines, are the most traditional ways of carving decorations in wood. These patterns are triangular. The basic one is made with two 90 degree cuts and one 35 degree cut. I call this the single-sided triangle chip. The 90 degree side cuts appear as deep shadows. The other one, the three-sided triangle chip, has the deepest recess in the center. This is done with three 90 degree and three 45 degree cuts. The triangle can also have sides of different lengths or even be curved. If you place these three-sided triangle chips in a circle, they become a sun circle or can be a component of a rosette. (Here are) different examples of three-sided, three-cornered chip. — from “”Slöjd in Wood” by Jögge Sundqvist #Slojd_in_WoodSeven stools in two days. Just finished up our first Introduction to Staked Furniture class where these six guys designed and built these stools. They were incredibly patient and generous as I worked through my first lectures. And they were willing to eat tots at Larry’s, which is the crack house bar that is now a crack home. It was a great weekend for me.Stools, dead and alive. The students are designing their own stools today. We start with half-scale models made with wire hangers and scrap. These models determine the sight lines and resultants.
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Category Archives: Mouldings in Practice
This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. I have spoken to scores of people regarding the methods of making profiles with hollows and rounds that I have covered thus far. While most new users find the techniques … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. When I first became aware of hollows and rounds I read about the heralded “half set.” A half set of hollows and rounds is 18 planes, nine pairs, that … Continue reading
I imagine a lot of people had Matt Bickford figured out. Born in the Binghamton, N.Y., area (specifically Endwell) Matt lived there through the 8th grade, along with his parents, and his older brother and older sister. When the IBM … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. A Chippendale apple secretary desk and bookcase featuring triple-cusp scrolled returns. Colchester School, possibly Hebron or Lebanon, Conn., 1785-1805. Dimensions: height: 76-5/8″, width of lower case: 42-1/8″, depth … Continue reading
This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. A table saw has a fence, a powered jointer has a table, your bench has dogs or a stop. Like any other task in our craft, bracing a … Continue reading
From Matt Bickford’s blog (Matt is the author of “Mouldings in Practice“) This weekend I will be teaching a class at The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. The students attending this two day class will build a round and leave … Continue reading