Every once and a while as a craftsman, a job will find you which will give you new life and inspiration. Also bringing out the best of your abilities as a craftsman. It isn’t easy finding someone that likes you own individual style as a furniture maker where you can build pieces that you have only dreamed of building someday for someone. It has been kind of a slow year and I never dreamed that this one person would just walk in my business and request pieces of such intricate detail ...
Latest Windsor Chair video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM9X5RZ77I
Here is a great idea for a Christmas Tree. I might have a go at one.Below is a video on how it’s done. Very clever guy.. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1yWmqbltB-c
I finished carving one leg with all but the tenon at the top. The carving went well and turned out great. I will carve the rest in my spare time and will use shop time to build the frame which supports the table top. The view here if from the bottom looking up under the top. Each of the pieces are 3 1/8 wide and 2 1/2 thick. The joinery is draw bored mortise and tenons. The tenons are each 2 inches wide and 3/4 thick and present a challenge as most of the joinery is at 45 ...
Fine Woodworking Magazine published an article many years ago of a table that Sydney Barnsley built in the 1920’s.The table is now in a museum in Cheltenham England. The article had original drawings that I redrew in Sketchup.I traveled to England last year to see the original and I have just procured some old white oak barn beams that I am going to use for the undercarriage. The table fascinates me and will require a lot of hand work and chip carving.It may take a while, but I wi...
Think of afternoons in the vineyards of Bordeaux, a leisurely stroll on the French Riviera, or a cafe’ au lait in a Parisian cafe. No one lives as well as the French. Art, romance, fine food, and wines, the French know how to make life beautiful and comfortable. Their sensibility emanates from their homes where they enjoy furnishings and decorative arts that span centuries of great style. From Medieval times to the present, there is much to know about how to identify the distinctive loo...
Did not get around to posting the last few days….been busy! here are the catch up pics. #1 of the 7 handles finished….... #2 and #3 finished…. #4 through #7 in process, should be done in the next 3 or 4 days, God willing!
You will see some amazing joinery and craftsmanship in this slide show. Great for ideas… An ad man named Leonard Fenton has spent well over two decades now working on Artemesia, reputedly the largest Craftsman house ever built. And it is something. The 13,300-square-foot mansion in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood was built a century ago by Frederick Engstrum, a construction tycoon who built downtown’s lovely Rosslyn Hotel, according to a story last year in Los Angeles Ma...
First time doing knife handles, knife with finger grips has curly maple handles, plain grip knife has maple burl handles. Worked first knife with gouges and file, sanded, then polished with well worn Abranet to a shine. Waiting to see what finish the client wants to apply.
Its time to get back to work. Need to get some items ready for the holiday season. I just started carving more signs and have several formats to offer. Also working on some Xmas ornaments and jewelry boxes. I will post pictures of the items that have been ordered at this time as they are finished. I you have anything you would like worked on please send me a message.
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