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Project by Logan Windram posted 04-21-2015 11:15 PM 3238 views 21 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My bending and veneering project from school. Steam bent Ash around a circular form, jointed and planed, then shaped for the internal and external radius. Individually mitred to build the wall. Each piece is screwed in two places and glued to the piece below it. Seriously, this thin is rigid has heck!

I finished it in Osmo, rub on wipe off with white tint in it. This table is the PERFECT piece for the discussion of finish first, or finish when it’s all together. My plan was originally to spray it with conversion varnish or pre cat lacquer… But the internal lever supports and spaces in between the bricks made and overspray issue a huge concern. Thinking back I would have taped off each brink in the glue area, and finished them individually and been extra carful during assembly. This was also a lesson in block planing and carefully sanding end grain… Most of the end grain turned out perfect, but I did have some glue residue in places when I did some wiping of the glue- once that glue is in end gran, forget it, it’s there to stay in this piece.

I hope you enjoy seeing it, it was fun to build and turned out nicely.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 11:35 PM

Magnificent piece!

Very unique and turned out great!

I really like the unusual things!

-- just rjR

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mmh

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 12:45 AM

What a fun piece! Furniture making school? Sounds like fun – I wanna play too!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Texcaster

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 01:27 AM

Like. You are making some interesting things.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 04-22-2015 02:20 AM

beautiful and imaginative work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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iminmyshop

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#5 posted 04-22-2015 09:34 AM

Nice work. Fun, imaginative and has great movement. Would look great in a living room or museum.

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JimRochester

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#6 posted 04-22-2015 10:06 AM

With kids and a job, where do you find time to turn out such tremendous pieces and still have time to make the craft stuff for the shows? I can’t seem to keep up with the craft stuff and I don’t have kids to run around any more.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Logan Windram

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#7 posted 04-22-2015 12:17 PM

Thanks everybody, I appreciate you clicking on and leaving some nice comments.

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Logan Windram

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#8 posted 04-22-2015 12:19 PM



With kids and a job, where do you find time to turn out such tremendous pieces and still have time to make the craft stuff for the shows? I can t seem to keep up with the craft stuff and I don t have kids to run around any more.

- JimRochester

No kids, and I spent the year in school at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. There was a lot of time for projects, that’s why there some creative latitude. I’m enjoying while it lasts!

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SteveMI

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#9 posted 04-22-2015 04:12 PM

This is really one of the projects that you just have to stare at bit. On one hand it is straight forward if you have a lot of design sense. Then there is the planning and complexity to accomplish it. A true joy to see.

Steve.

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Logan Windram

303 posts in 1922 days


#10 posted 04-25-2015 09:23 PM



This is really one of the projects that you just have to stare at bit. On one hand it is straight forward if you have a lot of design sense. Then there is the planning and complexity to accomplish it. A true joy to see.

Steve.

- SteveMI

Thanks Steve, I appreciate the kind words

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majuvla

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 07:18 AM

Incredible, unusual shape, quite uniqe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ztifpatrick

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#12 posted 04-29-2015 09:13 AM

Very nice piece, very creative. Are you a Wendell Castle fan? I haven’t used Osmo, how do you like it? How does it compare to Danish oil or Waterlox? Why did you screw the blocks, was this to speed up the assembly without clamps?

Great job.

Chris

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Logan Windram

303 posts in 1922 days


#13 posted 05-06-2015 01:34 AM



Very nice piece, very creative. Are you a Wendell Castle fan? I haven t used Osmo, how do you like it? How does it compare to Danish oil or Waterlox? Why did you screw the blocks, was this to speed up the assembly without clamps?

Great job.

Chris

- ztifpatrick

Hey Chris,

I like Wendall Castle, very cool stuff. Osmo is great stuff, easy to apply and leaves a beautiful finish…. I’ve never used Danish Oil, but Waterlox to be darkens wood to much.. Osmo slathers on, then wipes off,,, easy!

Yep, I screwed them so I didn’t have to clamp the parts and let them dry. Also, it makes the structure very rigid, and easy to assemble…

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SteveGaskins

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#14 posted 12-30-2015 01:46 AM

Different but beautiful. Love it!

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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