Mechanical furniture
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Here’s a very nice piece of mechanical furniture
https://youtu.be/3X76u7A-7x0
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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
(01-14-2019, 12:05 AM)Paul K. Murphy Wrote: Here’s a very nice piece of mechanical furniture
https://youtu.be/3X76u7A-7x0

Wow!  It's hard to even fathom where you would begin on such a project.  Art, design and master craft work - truly wonderful that it is still around to inspire.  I wonder how many craftsmen were involved and how long it took?  Thanks for the link.

Lonnie
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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
That is a great piece.  Lots of planning went into that.  

There is a fellow over on OWWM that is building a Roentgen (sp?) desk and is posting a build along.  So far, it has been going for about 3 years and is about half done. I recommend checking it out if you have some time. It is quite the project.
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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
Good heavens. What a piece of craftsmanship.

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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
I’ve been following the construction of that Roentgen reproduction with great interest.
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  Re: RE: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (I’ve been following ...)
(01-16-2019, 09:59 AM)Paul K. Murphy Wrote: I’ve been following the construction of that Roentgen reproduction with great interest.

Can you post a link to the reproduction, I did a few google searches but am coming up blank.
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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
I wonder how long that took to make? It's superb craftsmanship. I'm only a couple of hours away from that museum, but I suspect the desk just sits there without any demonstration of its features. Thanks for sharing the video, Paul.
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Allan Hill
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  Re: RE: Mechanical furniture by barryvabeach ([quote='Paul K. Murp...)
(01-16-2019, 10:09 PM)barryvabeach Wrote: Can you post a link to the reproduction, I did a few google searches but am coming up blank.

OWWM Roentgen desk

Hope this works.
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  Re: Mechanical furniture by Paul K. Murphy (Here’s a very nice p...)
That's pretty incredible. 

It seems inconceivable, but Roentgen's cabinet making skills don't seem to have been universally appreciated.

C&P from Wikipedia;

According to his biography in the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition of 1911, Roentgen was not a great cabinetmaker: "His forms were often clumsy, ungraceful, and commonplace; his furniture lacked the artistry of the French and the English cabinetmakers of the great period which came to an end about 1790.

I know that a pretty high standard was set, but "clumsy, ungraceful and commonplace" sure don't come to mind when I watch that video.
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  Re: RE: Mechanical furniture by Bill Wilson (That's pretty incred...)
Stav,  thanks for the link,  it worked for me.
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