Last time we ended here:In the mean time i have been busy researching on methods of weaving seats. Lots of designs to consider.. But first we need to finish the chair it self.Last time i just eyeballed the angle on the flat parts of the top of the...
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
When i was a teenager i had a small workshop in our home. I made machines, lathe-work and even an electric guitar. And i loved it!
Then came a lot of years of larger projects; refurbishing appartments, rebuilt a houseboat etc and the wood skills got at bit rusty. Settled with family, started my own business and got even farther away from woodwork.
But now in the last years i have made increasingly more woodwork again and the joy of being in a workshop is back. Jubii! The small shed in my summerhouse got too small and the garden furniture and the grill had to leave the porch in fawor of my great workbench and numerous tools.
What inspired me to start again was this video: http://www.pp.dk/index.php?page=gallery&cat=14&id=174 (Danish, English subtitles)
Found it researching on my favorite furniture architect, Hans Wegner, and just loved that factory. No fancy machines, no artsy paints or displays. Just skilled men and great furniture.
I like nordic wood; oak, beech, ash, elm, larch, birch. Old, dense pine can be nice as well.
I like strong, simple lines and focus on functionality.
I favor the idea in a pieze of furniture. If i use my old handtools or machines is not so important.
I am on LJ to learn, to give and be inspired. I am looking forward to participate!
-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda
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Summer is over and work, my business and life in gerneral have taken almost all my time. And my chair project have slowed down considerable. But in shorter periods i have had time in the workshop and done as much as possible. This is a compilation...
Feeling that a lot of uncertainties have been cleared away in my last post it is now time to take on the most challenging part of the project: shaping the back rest. This is where tings are getting a bit complicated. Shapes in 3d is difficult t...
This summer i have succeeded in having a whole week with only me, my summer house and woodwork. No work, no children, no nothing. Oh bliss! This week i intend to get as far as possible on my wegner project and also share the progress here on LJ...
I have always admired wegners furniture. Especially his chairs. They are so “final” designs. Nothing to improve, nothing to remove. Just right. For a long time a have known that one day i wanted to build something in his style. But ...