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Re: [medievalsawdust] x-chair "Savonarola" working drawings

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  • James Winkler
    ... thus altering seat height and width. Also, the number of legs vary from 5 pair(cheapo repros) to 11 (early and a bit overbuilt). 8 & 9 pair are the most
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 8, 2003
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      >> the pivot points likewise, are here, there, and everywhere,
      thus altering seat height and width. Also, the number of legs vary
      from 5 pair(cheapo repros) to 11 (early and a bit overbuilt). 8 & 9
      pair are the most common, on both early and
      reproductions/interpretations. <<
       
      Actually, the 'pivot points' are not as random as they might appear...  there's actually a structure underlying it all that is absolute and not tampered with lightly...
       
      All "X-chairs" or stools have pins in a very definite pattern:
       
       
      o     o     o
       
       
            o
       
       
      In the top row the left and right pins must be on the same plane as the center pin and are equally distant from the center pin.  The bottom pin sits somewhere along a line that is perpendicular to the row of pins that make the seat work.  The physical measurements will depend on the width of the seat and the angle at which the legs sit to the floor...
       
      Chas.

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