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« on: November 18, 2007 10:17:52 PM »

I wasn't really sure where to post this one.  I did this for my 3d design class. The project was to construct a functional piece of furniture based on a toy.  We had to use wood and this is my very first experience using the wood shop, which I now LOVE!  (Thank God for wood putty though!!!)

We made these in pairs, but my partner was nice enough to let me keep it.  So my piece was inspired by a rubick's cube, and I really wanted movable parts, so we installed a lazy susan between the first and second layers, which was a little tricky.  So after a whole lot of trouble and a few mistakes, it was a good thing we didn't try to make all 3 layers spin. 

Anyway, it is only INSPIRED by the rubicks cube, not meant to copy it.  A lot of critiques in class were that it wasn't colored, and that they couldn't immediately tell what the toy was.... seriously? anyway, it's probably better that it's not immediately recognizable, because that means we did the project right.  Also I was afraid if we did colors it might get a little tacky.

So I pretty much absolutely love it, and I'm already planning more furniture to make for my apartment. 

I've never tried this, but here is a video of the lazy susan in action:
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 10:23:08 PM »

very nice!!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:24:39 PM »

That's awsome! It's cool that it opens and spins.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 10:41:55 PM »

my jaw dropped.... this rocks.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 10:42:23 PM »

I've to say, when I saw the picture I automatically thought, 'Oh cool, wooden rubicks cube!' I didn't even realize it was a end table till I saw the post it's self lol you're class is just not in touch with their old school toys.

Very awesome and I think it looks great with the wood not painted. I love the lazy susan, very unique!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007 10:49:31 PM »

I'm with aliceownsj00!  When I saw the thumbnail, I thought "what's that wooden rubik's cube?" [click]  That's so awesome that you tackled a new medium on a not-at-all-simple project!  Wood work is good fun and so much easier with access to a woodshop!  And colored?  No way.

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007 11:26:05 PM »

I.. third (?) the opinion that this looks quite a bit like a Rubik's cube.  I think you did an awesome job, and I would totally put this in my apartment (were it not already an overstuffed shoebox).

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007 12:03:39 AM »

I love it! I would totally have this in my house. I like that it's functional, and that it turns and that it's wood coloured and not all gaudy!  Grin Well done!

« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007 03:46:15 AM »

i dont know what your class was on, but, even before i read anything, title or story, i knew right away what it was.  but then again, i am an 80's child...  and colour it?  are they on crack?  maybe they just felt they HAD to say something and had nothing left to say.  it is beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007 04:16:32 AM »

I completely agree with you on it not being colored.  A) that would have been cheesy.  This is really classy.  B) Yeah--you did the assignment right.  We had something kind of like this where we had to build a birdhouse (for a specific kind of bird) basing the design on an artist.  A lot of people just did a paint job at the end of their project rather than architecturally basing it off the artist's work--even if they were a painter. 

Good work!

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