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RipFence

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03-29-2020 02:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple arts and crafts

Hello All:
I am making an ottoman to go with a Stickley Morris chair. The Chair has arched cutouts in the rails and I want to carry that theme to the ottoman. Below is a link to a previous set I built with ottomans. The ottoman will be rectangular about 16” x 12”.
Two possibilities for cutting the arches:
1. Cut them so that height of the cutout is the same distance above the bottom. That would mean using a smaller radius on the short side.
2. Use the same radius on both sides which would give less of a cutout on the short side. If I take this approach I could use the same radius as on the chairs to carry that theme nicely.
In my previous set of chairs and ottomans I took approach 1 and it looks okay but I wonder if 2 might be more aesthetically pleasing. Yes, this is way way down in the subtlety but I’d be keen to hear you thoughts.
Cheers,
Jim
[img]https://i.imgur.com/YVtLNph.jpg[/img]


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#1 posted 03-30-2020 03:36 AM

IMO, #1 is better.

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#2 posted 03-30-2020 03:37 PM

Thanks Bilyo:
It just dawned on me that I could start with the same radius and dry fit. If I don’t like it I can go to option 1.
Cheers,
Jim


IMO, #1 is better.

- bilyo


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