The drawing process with the trépied établi has moved along somewhat – the third side x-braces are now drawn, and let me tell you, they were by far the most challenging layout on the piece:
Here’s what might be called a worm’s eye view looking at the inside of the bench – the second set of braces (faces plumb to floor) are on the left side, while the third set are on the right:
While I still have a fair amount of drawing work to do, and I can assure you that I am just barely hanging on to the ledge, as it were, when it comes to the lay out method for the third set of braces, I feel like I have made some good progress in relatively short order on this piece.
I was also able to take advantage of some features provided by SketchUp and play with the form a little. Here’s a 6-sided version with a glass top and contrasting woods:
Anyhow, enough of the theoretical for the time being. I have been working on the Mazerolle tréteau project again, and will be posting another installment on that thread soon enough. I’ve also started that book review I mentioned recently, and that will probably take a while to complete. This coming Monday I should be heading to the Boston Children’s Museum to install the fold-up bench in the machi-ya. Photos of that process will be forthcoming shortly thereafter, to close out that thread.
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