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Hi,

 

A couple of weeks ago I made a scroll jig, mainly for creating touching c-scrolls... apparently it can do other stuff as well :).

I made this trivet as a Christmas gift and I think it came out ok. I'm not 100% happy with the chunky collars though, but I used the stock I had around...

To help the assembly I tack welded the tree pieces together before adding the collars. To be totally true in regards to traditional joinery I should probably have added collars to the three touching parts in the center as well.

 

Forging and adding collars for the first time - check.

 

Stock used: 10mm square and 25x4mm for the collars.

 

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 To be totally true in regards to traditional joinery I should probably have added collars to the three touching parts in the center as well.

 

I think you are right. 

 

Guys who know will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that stability is dependent on three points of collaring for a scroll.

 

However the stout collars you have used will not permit the scrolls to wiggle free. Well, not next week at any rate...

 

I like your design.

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Looks great to me. Scrolls look even, upsets for feet look central and even. I like the finish of it also. Having only the three clips will give stability to what you sit on it. Great work

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That's a really nice, clean looking job you've done Tubbe. The scrolls are very well made and the whole thing has a 'Wow' factor. looks great, well done....

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tubbe thats really nice - ive not used many collars myself - we learn as we go, but yours look great, and your scrolls are very pretty in my oppinion :) nice one :)

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I like it!  The scrolls are very nice, but the upset feet really make it pop.  The collars don't look wrong to my eye.  I like that they are more blocky and plain because it contrasts with the softer, more feminine curves in the rest of the piece.

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Very nice piece, it's well proportioned, scroll tapers are smooth and uniform as are the scrolls. The upsets balance the tapers well and there's not one thing wrong with the collars. All in all it'd be something for a customer to brag on.

 

Well done.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Hi, and thanks again for the comments!

 

Made another one, more like a budget version really, which is welded on the back side only. I don't like arc-welds, but I do like the "planar" surface. Maybe I will try and rivet the next one :)

 

 

 

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Very nice - nicely sized scrolls. I like the upset feet on the first one. Might you try making your collars with a bit of shape to match the feet (they'll look like they belong) - a length wise fullering along a bar about the same width of the scrolls (or maybe 12mm) so that the center is thinner than the edges (use a large enough fuller so that the edges of the bar will be the thickest part - as if upset like the ends of the feet), then cut to length and form for collars. Boy, I hope I explained that clearly. -Charlie

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I like them both.  The "budget" version has merit because we need to sell to the market, not what we wish the market could be.  

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