Rustic Furniture #1: Four Yrs in The Making

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Blog entry by Izzy Swan posted 08-22-2013 07:20 AM 2225 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have spent the better part of my life building what I would call rustic furniture, I love the experience of going out into the woods and find some unique natural branch, bark or burl and incorporating it into a design.. Doing this thing on YouTube where I have been sharing ideas and jigs that I build to (I hope) inspire people to thinking out side of the realm of traditional craftsmanship and maybe try something new.. any way the link below is to a slide show of a few off the pieces I have designed and built for my self and various furniture companies over the last four yrs…

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 08:24 AM

These are such remarkable designs Izzy that it makes me wonder why you are into jigs. I can understand that you must do what you find challenging and fun and sometimes it’s great to step back a bit to recharge the creative batteries, but I hope you will also continue with the very original and artistic designs of your rustic furniture. Meanwhile I am greatly enjoying your jig experiments, which show off your techy side and the enthusiasm you bring to them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 12:34 PM

Super nice builds, Izzy. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 03:24 PM

All I can say Izzy is that I am glad you decided to become a Lumberjock. Your designs are really unique as are your jigs. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 05:08 PM

I’m with Stefang, your designs are very good. Thanks for sharing these I can feel a project coming on in the Izzy Swan style. (has nice ring doesn’t it) But don’t stop making jigs buddy, we need those too.

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 10:05 PM

I like your style and execution Izzy! JB

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 05:04 AM

wonderful designs and very cool pieces.

-- Custom furniture

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