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Wouldn't that be a boon for anyone trying to drive himself insane?
The form of the table is pleasant, and the maker is honest in his assessment of the stability issue of his design. I like the base . . .
The speeded-up filming is mostly effective, though the triple-speed segment covering the first steps to the steel parts leaves us uninformed. It always puzzles and saddens me to see a maker rushing through any steps, like the drilling of the steel. And this guy can't free-drill straight to save his life. Still, the right amount of time was spent to show each step in the process, I'd say.
By laminating his material, C Wagner is able to create a nice through-mortise and tenon joint---about the most that can be done with that connection. How was the more slender material of the Taliesin stool---with a much smaller area of penetration or overlap compared to length of leg---joined ?
If I'm not mistaken, I have plans for the stool somewhere in my files, but where? I actually built one of those stools many years ago (57?), after John R. had me redraw the by-then well-faded drawings found in the files at Taliesin West.SDR wrote: ↑Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:53 pmLooking for more images of that drafting stool. The drafting table base makes perfect sense, its triangles adapted to the task at hand (as it were). The stool: not so much ? Was it someone's afterthought (or assignment), to make something related to the table base ? What is that T-shaped construct about ? The forward-shooting leg mimics that of the table---but what keeps it from breaking off ? How is that stressed right-angle connection made, and reinforced ?
By laminating his material, C Wagner is able to create a nice through-mortise and tenon joint---about the most that can be done with that connection. How was the more slender material of the Taliesin stool---with a much smaller area of penetration or overlap compared to length of leg---joined ? S
About the same time John R also had Bill Mims completely redesign the draughting tables ... to house a horizontal drawing shelf resting a few inches below the actual drawing surface ... plus a cabinet at one side to house a large metal drawing equipment box ... Each apprentice then rebuilt their own draughting table, using Bill's prototype as a guide.
So much to look for. When was the earliest version of the Hillside drafting table drawn, and made ? Was there something similar at Ocotillo ?
And, looking more closely at the Howe photo linked above, that vital, dark-colored triangular gusset appears to be present: