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Project by robgul posted 03-09-2021 08:06 PM 530 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made to match the dining table – same style and finish with hairpin legs and single drawer. [The phone charging cables now enter from the back of the table]

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 03-09-2021 08:07 PM

Nice clean lines.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 03-09-2021 11:30 PM

Always great to finish that project that fills the bill for that spot you needed… Good clean piece, well done…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-10-2021 04:28 AM

That has such a wonderful early 60’s modern look to it. Sure brings back memories of those wonderful years.

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robgul

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#4 posted 03-10-2021 08:03 AM

Yep – very 1960s.
What I’m working towards is making one of these – it’s an Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2, designed by Ernest Race in 1963 (from the original 1936 Mark 1 version)

It’s rather more complex than it looks with the angles for the “boxes” – and making it from 12mm birch plywood. I do have a set of accurate plans and might cheat by getting a timber supplier with a CNC machine to cut the components for me.

I also have a piece of polished black granite (the cutout from the sink installation) just screaming out for some sort of base to make it a coffee table . . .! Watch this space.

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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#5 posted 03-10-2021 05:09 PM

Beautiful piece of work. Nice!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 03-10-2021 08:32 PM

Just thought I’d say, I thought “so sixties” first thing. Then I wasn’t sure you’d like that, but seeing’s that’s what you were going for, then great job…ha ha…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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mvo1948

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#7 posted 04-27-2021 06:54 PM

How is the “donkey” project coming on? I’m about to start planning one myself. May I ask where you found the drawings?

-- Martyn

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robgul

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#8 posted 04-27-2021 07:23 PM


How is the “donkey” project coming on? I’m about to start planning one myself. May I ask where you found the drawings?

- mvo1948

No progress other than getting the plan I found printed at actual size – this is the link https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/attachments/penguin-pdf.98434/ (If it doesn’t dowload for you let me know and I can send by email)

Been busy with loads of other stuff around the house/garden etc – hopefully I’ll get to it in the next month or two.

I did make a tentative enquiry with a plywood supplier that cuts with a CNC saw – he reckons he could cut the pieces with the angles etc (I know that’s cheating!)

Rob

PS – this forum thread may be interesting https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/threads/penguin-donkey.56474/ – has various stuff about versions of the donkey (I don’t like the original – the 1960s John Alan Designs version is great . . . . I had one when they came out but I can’t recall what happened to it)

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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mvo1948

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#9 posted 04-27-2021 07:55 PM

Thanks, Rob. I’ll definitely follow the thread. If I have a problem getting hold of the plan, I’ll let you know. Much appreciated!

-- Martyn

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mvo1948

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#10 posted 04-27-2021 08:03 PM

Got them! Thanks again. M.

-- Martyn

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