|Project by robscastle||posted 07-17-2016 05:39 AM||747 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Around Jul Aug 2014 I saw some work Spalm had posted he had been working with Sam Maloof joints.
The work and technique was so impressive I thought I should give it a try also.
As a result I made two similar Kids Chairs to the three shown here.
One was a prototype and the second a final real McCoy chair
They were given to my son for his two girls to use, including the prototype which survived for two years before it finally succumbed to typical kids use.
The second still lives on and is as good as new.
When I saw the broken one I attempted to fix it on location in Sydney but was not really sucessful.
I brought it back to Brisbane with me for repair, (its the light one seen in Pictures three and six) Meanwhile My son asked me to make three more.
So I set to work it took me quite some time and included my almost mandatory visit to Degoose to obtain some of his excellent timber suitable for the seat.
I can see why Sam had the attitude he had regarding woodwork, because working with timber and being able to sculp it into a unique piece of beautiful functional furniture certainly has its rewards.
Even at my rank amateur level I enjoyed making them and producing the striking effect you can see.
The timbers were supplied from Lazy Larys Workshop.
The seat is a Australian Gum specis, the legs and back are Queensland Walnut.
once the joints were complete The initial sculpting was roughed out with bandsaw and the seat an Arbortec Planer.
The joints a table saw and two router bits.
The finishing sculpting was done with a Battery Drill and sureform drum then and sanding sleeve, then Flap disc and finally steel wool to finish.
The Chairs as you see them here are simply sealed amd awaiting final finish coat of 2 Pack
-- Regards Robert