I have purchased all the lumber necessary for construction of the table. I decided to make the chess board first. I first cut strips of maple and walnut to approximately 3/8” thick on the bandsaw. To minimize slippage during gluin...
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Location: Pittsford, New York
I am intrigued by the expressive possibilities wood offers in creating unique objects, both functional and non-functional. In 1986, I began working with wood and immediately gained an appreciation for the beauty of different woods from all over the world. I found the unique grain patterns and colors of the different woods to be a source of inspiration. Over a number of years, I have learned the craft of creating functional objects from wood. While a formal education in engineering and science has strongly influenced the design of my pieces, I am also strongly influenced by the natural environment that surrounds us.
I now find myself working at the crossroads of design, craft and art. I often spend as much time sketching a design and selecting the wood with the best grain and color as I do actually making the piece. My current work falls into the domain of mixed media. In the creation of a particular piece of work I may use dyes, paints, glass, metal and polymer clay to enhance the beauty of the piece. In many pieces I incorporate a tactile component, along with a unique combination of form and color. All of my pieces are made using hand tools and basic power tools.
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-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com
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|commented on||End grain cutting board||08-28-2016 08:32 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Pencil Box||07-05-2016 06:56 PM|
|commented on||Lidded Bowl||05-30-2016 04:32 PM|
|commented on||Dizzy Bowl||05-18-2016 01:01 AM|
|added project||Multi-wood Octagon Box||05-14-2016 09:30 PM|
|added project||Mahogany Octagon Box||05-14-2016 09:21 PM|
|commented on||Wave #23 Wall Sculpture||05-03-2016 02:24 AM|
|added project||Wave #23 Wall Sculpture||05-02-2016 09:35 PM|
|added project||Diatom #1 Mahogany and Walnut Wooden Box||04-16-2016 09:46 PM|
|commented on||Bookcase for friends||04-08-2016 05:08 PM|
|commented on||Stairway to Heaven boards||04-05-2016 11:20 PM|
|commented on||Cutting Boards for this season's shows||03-26-2016 02:22 PM|
|commented on||Plywood Ornamental Bowl||03-20-2016 11:45 AM|
|added project||Checkerboard Box #23||03-16-2016 09:02 PM|
|commented on||Octagon mirror frame||03-13-2016 08:46 PM|
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Octagon Gaming Table #1: Maple Octagon Gaming Table with Inlaid Walnut and Maple Chessboard and SketchUp
I recently discussed with a potential client the design of an octagon gaming table with an inlaid chessboard. After giving the design more thought I created a 3D model in SketchUp and emailed the client several views of the table. SketchUp proved ...