I'm teaching a little intro to handplanes/sharpening class tomorrow and figured I'd bring along my oilstones, which I don't use so much these days. This is the lid of my oilstone box from school. I did all this "chip carving" with my 1" chisel before I really knew what I was doing. Lance was happy to educate me, after a little chuckle. I still like this one though.
Lush: a word the client threw out during the design phase.
Make a pattern and flush or scribe the lines and make it happen? It's a case-by-case decision. But it's typically just faster, for a couple parts, to do by hand - more fun too. (Yes this video is sped up, but still I think I had these parts done before I would have been able to just make the jig.)
I gave the client a few options on this foot, have a favorite?
The old scratch stock: endlessly customizable and cheap as it gets for those one off profiles. This piece is going to be quite a bit different from anything I've made before -- which, really, is most of the fun in being a custom furniture maker: always something different to build.
Made in Poland. Early 80's. All serviceable. Sometimes woodworking looks like this.
A little funny on their own, but a pair made for each other. Metaphor much?
My talented sister @megapixie always knows the best spot for little pieces she gets from me. Of course, her own photography sets it off just right.
Just a few more hours to come on down #philly
Hey #philadephia come on down! I'll be here all weekend with a great gaggle of makers. @phillyfurnitureshow
Giving this table the old sniff test (and a touch up on the shellac) before heading up to the #phillyfurnitureshow. I made that nose in a stone carving class maybe 12 years ago in Seattle, maybe one day I'll carve him some friends.
Mirror, mirror on the ... table. I decided to do something with a little leftover hunk of mahogany I've had kicking around for a couple years. Some scrap is just are too pretty to toss.
New light piece. I keep thinking @Sting may appear in the distance, shirtless. (Please tell me someone gets this reference.)
Curlsville? Wheelietown? Sweepstonburg?
Here's a little slow Sunday morning shot of maybe the most utilized - not to mention weirdest - piece of furniture I've made. I made two of these (though there were some differences between the two) as my first table requirement back at #nbssboston. Typically there is a mound of shirts and pants perched on top: my rotating art installation. @meredithhartfurniture never tires of seeing it all dressed up.
After I turned off the lights in the shop I caught the evening light working its magic here. (The segments of this fan are all the same tone, they just interact with the light differently because of their orientation.)
I didn't think the curve on the apron was right, so I amended it, which is a little trickier after a glue up.