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Here’s the William and Mary highboy that I’ve been working for a few weeks. Some of my previous blog posts show various SketchUp procedures in modeling this piece. In this video I show the guts of the upper section, piece-by-piece. It’s a way, I suppose, of showing the “engineering” of a high-boy’s structure and joinery. SketchUp, therefore, becomes an educational tool, by using Layers and Scenes.
So here’s Stage 1 with a partially constructed lower section of the highboy. A couple weeks ago I showed how I made the thin pasted beading on the under scrolled edges of the Front piece. And also shown is Stage 2 where I bring in the missing Side and Leg components.
The video shows a total of eleven stages of construction for the upper section of the highboy -albeit without drawers. I’ll cover that in a later post.
By the way, I’ll repeat that this is a 1690’s piece from Lester Margon’s “Construction of American Furniture Treasures”. I copied shapes from scanned images in the book. It requires two images at different scales, as the drawing depicts more than one scale. These scanned images and my traceover shapes are shown in the video.
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