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Changing bamboo turnings to octagon type

I’m again to creating Windsor chairs, however this time I’ll attempt one thing totally different. I’ve beforehand made a Single Rod-Again Windsor with bamboo type turnings. However now I want to do the identical chair however this time with out the Lathe. That’s, I’ll create Shaving Horse parts – octagonal in type.

Right here is the unique design with Bamboo type turnings.


And right here is the brand new design utilizing Octagonal or Shaving Horse Model parts.


To create the octagonal formed parts, I went again to my authentic traceover drawings utilizing the main points in John Kassay’s e-book on Windsor Chairs.  Under you may see my traceover of the Leg element for instance.


With that profile traceover, I used the Comply with Me Instrument to create, not a spherical (turned) element, somewhat an octagon form. The trail for the Comply with Me was a circle with 8 sides. Additionally you should utilize the Polygon Instrument to make the trail.

Then I changed the unique bamboo turnings with the brand new formed parts. SketchUp has a functionality to simply change current parts with alternate parts. I present how that is finished within the following video. Under I’m exhibiting the substitute of the Entrance Legs.



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