|Project by GlenGuarino||posted 03-01-2010 03:28 AM||3222 views||16 times favorited||27 comments|
I think this is the table that JContract asked me to put up. Glen gave a talk to Central Jersey Woodworkers last April and brought In Tune.
In Tune is an exercise in form and negative space. The negative space piece the legs and other part of table Glen framed out by all the elements coming together. The addition of ebony gives a contrast to the material moving the eye to the foot focusing attention to the center bringing it out to the edges of the tabletop.
He had a couple of thick curly maple boards that he was saving for about a dozen years, just waiting for the right design that would show off the beautiful grain. The legs and stretchers were first band sawed and then hand shaped with spoke shaves and scrapers. The challenge was to make all four legs look identical. The ebony that Glen used to accent the design was rescued from an old dump located next to a sawmill 25 years ago. He saves his exotic lumber for special pieces like this one and use it sparingly.