I swear I’ll never do a sculpted piece of furniture again… the volume of sanding is staggering! This one is about one working day ahead of its younger sister, but I wanted to get something finished, so I have been allocating my efforts only to this one. Just slap the Osmo oil wax on this, and take it upstairs for the ooh’s and aah’s ? The plan was to use the “original formula” for the finish, but they don’t sell that stuff in Finland, and the US...
SORRY ABOUT THE SOUND YOU WILL HAVE TO TURN UP WHEN MY VOICE GOES QUIET Walk through the wood shop talking about the various projects I’m currently working on. I have been working on a home bar that is made from Bubinga and Walnut I’m almost finished just the live edge Bubinga chair rail to be installed and some wall panels. I then show my most recent dining chair design that has a different shaped headrest, legs and an inlay of Gabon ebony. The chair is built from Canadian ...
The Journey to extreme chair making begins as Jalen chooses his wood and lays it out in anticipation. in preparation for an ambitious project and wanting to really know what he was doing jalen chose to make the more crucial parts of the chair out of poplar. The actual techniques and process will be covered with the start of the real chair.
...I can start to see that I wont achieve the perfection I was expecting from my first chairs ever… It is quite a shock! When approaching the final shape I begin to fully appreciate Sam’s talent, as the shapes prove so difficult to recreate. However, I foresee the final product to be well above zero! Today I finished most of the shaping with rasps. Next time I attack these puppies, I will be using sanding blocks. P.S. It is...
It has been 98 days since I last worked on these: I got a motorcycle and started riding again. I dont have enough spare time for two hobbies, so this had to wait until the bike was put away for the winter. Since August the onboard computer says I have ridden 21 hours, which is exactly 100% of the discretionary time I have had for myself in the last 98 days. But now its woodworking again:First I evened the legs, using a tip from a magazine – the pictures need no further explanation: ...
This is a really quick video of what I’m working on in my custom one person wood working shop, I specialize in sculpted furniture but lately have started to get into some other types of woodworking. Thanks for having a look and I promise i’ll have some better videos soon, little more detail and longer.
I had a little fun with an idea I had to take some pictures of a recently completed project. This is a 3 tier walnut stand that is used to display product in a local store. I picked up a few cases of the types of product that would be displayed on the stand. I would take a picture then add a jar then take another picture, I used Quicktime 7 to make a video of the image sequence. I wish I would have taken a couple shots of each product by its self on the shelf, I think I could have played w...
An update on the projects I’m currently working on in my custom wood working shop. I specialize in organic style furniture chairs and tables. Thanks for having a look hope you enjoy!
Except for a small rotary tool I use around the joints, I dont dare to use power tools at this stage. So yes, those dark spots are my sweat. Dripping sweat makes the chairs that much more handmade? Anyway, I can see the form slowly coming together – a glimpse of the hardline here and there, a maloof joint starting to look its part,... I have to pace myself, as if I keep going too tired, I become careless and make mistakes. I hope they sand out…
Here I’m shaping the legs to my musicians chair, using a router table with a 1/2’’ round over bit mounted in it.
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