(For any of you who have read the documentation on inserting images into a content section, this will look familiar. I figure I took the time to write up the blog, I might as well actually post it – or one of the slight variations I came up with, anyway.)
I haven’t said much about the Thorsen Challenge – I’m a man of many words, but I rarely speak them without giving the subject some thought and contemplation. In the case of the Thorsen Challenge, I gave it a lot of both!
I’m mostly a small-project woodworker, so part of the challenge for me is to come up with an interpretation that fits within the realm of my methodology and capabilities. But the other part of the challenge is to come up with something that will push my woodworking skills to a higher level!
From a design point of view, I feel the need to honor the Greene and Greene tradition of mahogany and ebony. Ok, I actually don’t have any ebony in my shop, but I do have a nice amount of blackwood – I think that will be an acceptable substitute, don’t you? In any case, that’s what I’m using. But I do have the mahogany! While most of it is of the non-figured variety, I’ve been squirreling away bits and pieces here and there that have some exceptional figuring in them.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
I was wondering if there’s some way I can work a bit of this figured mahogany into the project. The first step will be to take a better evaluation of what I have on hand and see which pieces might be useful. After that, I’ll just have to play around with the design and see if it has a place in my project.
That’s enough for now, I think… More to come later, I’m sure!
-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com