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    Bent Plywood Anyone?

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    Don't quit your day job and take up writing Dave.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Hi Dave ,
    You do come up with some slick stuff. I think I will just start building your pictures rather than learn SU. Bet I could make a handsome living.
    I don't know about Jeff, he may be sniffing too much of the fiberglass glue , but each time I read about the poet and the fat, I laugh, still trying to make sense of it, but I know it will come!
    Nice concept! Thanks,
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    Jeff, no worries about me taking up writing.

    Robert, I've drawn several lifetimes of woodworking projects. I'll never get to all of them so you might as well build them.

    The poet things is from the song, "A Little Priest!" from Sweeney Todd. I enjoyed the recent film adaptation of it. So here's the entire thing. Don't read it while you're eating. Do read it out loud in your best London Cockney accent. Or watch it here.

    "MRS. LOVETT:
    Seems a downright shame...
    TODD: Shame?
    LOVETT:
    Seems an awful waste...
    Such a nice, plump frame
    Wot's 'is name has...
    Had...
    Has!
    Nor it can't be traced...
    Bus'ness needs a lift,
    Debts to be erased...
    Think of it as thrift,
    As a gift,
    If you get my drift!

    No?

    Seems an awful waste...
    I mean, with the price of meat
    What it is,
    When you get it,
    If you get it...

    TODD: HAH!
    LOVETT:
    Good, you got it!

    Take, for instance, Mrs. Mooney and her pie shop!
    Bus'ness never better using only pussycats and toast!
    And a pussy's good for maybe six or seven at the most!
    And I'm sure they can't compare as far as taste!

    [Simultaneously]

    TODD:
    Mrs. Lovett, what a charming notion
    LOVETT:
    Well, it does seem a waste...

    TODD:
    Eminently practical
    And yet appropriate as always!
    LOVETT:
    It's an idea...

    TODD:
    Mrs. Lovett, how I've lived
    Without you all these years, I'll never know!
    How delectable!
    Also undetectable!
    LOVETT:
    Think about it!
    Lots of other gentlemen'll
    Soon be comin' for a shave,
    Won't they?
    Think of
    All them
    Pies!

    TODD:
    How choice!

    How
    Rare!

    TODD:
    For what's the sound of the world out there?
    LOVETT:
    What, Mr. Todd?
    What, Mr. Todd?
    What is that sound?
    TODD:
    Those crunching noises pervading the air!
    LOVETT:
    Yes, Mr. Todd!
    Yes, Mr. Todd!
    Yes, all around!
    TODD:
    It's man devouring man, my dear!
    BOTH:
    And [LOVETT: Then] who are we to deny it in here?

    TODD: (spoken) These are desperate times,
    Mrs. Lovett, and desperate measures are called for!
    LOVETT: Here we are, now! Hot out of the oven!
    TODD: What is that?

    LOVETT:
    It's priest. Have a little priest.
    TODD:
    Is it really good?
    LOVETT:
    Sir, it's too good, at least!
    Then again, they don't commit sins of the flesh,
    So it's pretty fresh.
    TODD:
    Awful lot of fat.
    LOVETT:
    Only where it sat.
    TODD:
    Haven't you got poet, or something like that?
    LOVETT:
    No, y'see, the trouble with poet is
    'Ow do you know it's deceased?
    Try the priest!

    TODD: (spoken) Heavenly!
    Not as hearty as bishop, perhaps,
    but then again, not as bland as curate, either!

    LOVETT:
    And good for business, too -- always leaves you wantin' more!
    Trouble is, we only get it on Sundays!

    Lawyer's rather nice.
    TODD:
    If it's for a price.
    LOVETT:
    Order something else, though, to follow,
    Since no one should swallow it twice!
    TODD:
    Anything that's lean.
    LOVETT:
    Well, then, if you're British and loyal,
    You might enjoy Royal Marine!
    Anyway, it's clean.
    Though of course, it tastes of wherever it's been!
    TODD:
    Is that squire,
    On the fire?
    LOVETT:
    Mercy no, sir, look closer,
    You'll notice it's grocer!
    TODD:
    Looks thicker,
    More like vicar!
    LOVETT:
    No, it has to be grocer --
    It's green!

    TODD:
    The history of the world, my love --
    LOVETT:
    Save a lot of graves,
    Do a lot of relatives favors!
    TODD:
    Is those below serving those up above!
    LOVETT:
    Ev'rybody shaves,
    So there should be plenty of flavors!
    TODD:
    How gratifying for once to know
    BOTH:
    That those above will serve those down below!

    LOVETT: (spoken) Now let's see, here... We've got tinker.
    TODD: Something... pinker.
    LOVETT: Tailor?
    TODD: Paler.
    LOVETT: Butler?
    TODD: Subtler.
    LOVETT: Potter?
    TODD: Hotter.
    LOVETT: Locksmith?

    Lovely bit of clerk.
    TODD:
    Maybe for a lark.
    LOVETT:
    Then again there's sweep
    If you want it cheap
    And you like it dark!
    Try the financier,
    Peak of his career!
    TODD:
    That looks pretty rank.
    LOVETT:
    Well, he drank,
    It's a bank
    Cashier.
    Never really sold.
    Maybe it was old.
    TODD:
    Have you any Beadle?
    LOVETT:
    Next week, so I'm told!
    Beadle isn't bad till you smell it and
    Notice 'ow well it's been greased...
    Stick to priest!

    (spoken) Now then, this might be a little bit stringy,
    but then of course it's... fiddle player!
    TODD: No, this isn't fiddle player -- it's piccolo player!
    LOVETT: 'Ow can you tell?
    TODD: It's piping hot!
    LOVETT: Then blow on it first!

    TODD:
    The history of the world, my sweet --
    LOVETT:
    Oh, Mr. Todd,
    Ooh, Mr. Todd,
    What does it tell?
    TODD:
    Is who gets eaten, and who gets to eat!
    LOVETT:
    And, Mr. Todd,
    Too, Mr. Todd,
    Who gets to sell!
    TODD:
    But fortunately, it's also clear
    BOTH:
    That [L: But] ev'rybody goes down well with beer!

    LOVETT: (spoken)
    Since marine doesn't appeal to you, 'ow about... rear admiral?
    TODD: Too salty. I prefer general.
    LOVETT: With, or without his privates? "With" is extra.

    TODD: What is that?
    LOVETT:
    It's fop.
    Finest in the shop.
    And we have some shepherd's pie peppered
    With actual shepherd on top!
    And I've just begun --
    Here's the politician, so oily
    It's served with a doily,
    Have one!
    TODD:
    Put it on a bun.
    Well, you never know if it's going to run!
    LOVETT:
    Try the friar,
    Fried, it's drier!
    TODD:
    No, the clergy is really
    Too coarse and too mealy!
    LOVETT:
    Then actor,
    That's compacter!
    TODD:
    Yes, and always arrives overdone!
    I'll come again when you have JUDGE on the menu!

    LOVETT: (spoken) Wait! True, we don't have judge yet,
    but we've got something you might fancy even better.
    TODD: What's that?
    LOVETT: Executioner!

    TODD:
    Have charity towards the world, my pet!
    LOVETT:
    Yes, yes, I know, my love!
    TODD:
    We'll take the customers that we can get!
    LOVETT:
    High-born and low, my love!
    TODD:
    We'll not discriminate great from small!
    No, we'll serve anyone,
    Meaning anyone,
    BOTH:
    And to anyone
    At all!"
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    Thank you Dave ,
    I've read it and found it quite amusing, see it as part of a play at a dinner theater. Kind if you to post the shole thing, I am off to the link you supplied to listen to it, I imagine
    Shaz
    Thank you once more, I have visited the link and the song. Reminds me of Arsenic and Old Lace without the singing.
    Shaz
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    I was looking at this, thinking, gee, even I could probably do this one.

    Then I realized the coat rack is "peeled" from the bent plywood. Very cool idea, and I think I might know how you did it. If I get some time, I'll test my theory. Knowing my SU skills, it'll be like cleaning a trout with a rock. Ugly getting there, and a only slight semblance of the expected product when done.
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    Vaughn, you could indeed do this one. And yes, the coat rack is 'peeled' from the bench. All you need is a simple plugin called UnfoldTool. If you're interested in it, let me know.

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    I'm interested in the UnfoldTool plugin. I did a little Googling for it, and I think I've got it now. (Filename is jf_unfoldtool.rb...does that look right?)

    Thanks Dave.
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    That's it.

    I meant to send it this morning after I got to work but ended up being busy until now. Glad you found it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    And yes, the coat rack is 'peeled' from the bench. All you need is a simple plugin called UnfoldTool. [/IMG]
    The interesting thing is that the actual piece would be built (perhaps) in almost the exact opposite manner, with the coatrack leg (arm?) being cut free before bending the seat.
    So do I type something witty here?

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