|Project by Charles Brock||posted 03-30-2010 03:00 PM||8865 views||22 times favorited||18 comments|
I am a professional woodworker and publisher of Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock. Having more fun than any one should be allowed to have. We finished filming the Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair DVD Project last week. I thought you might like to take a peak at the project. It will be available soon with a companion book, full-size patterns and online support. There will be some classes available in the future, too. Watch an introductory video for “Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock.”
The shoot was exciting and a lot of great work. This is the second one I have done, both with Nashville TN’s Music Row Video. They are used to filming live action events which appealed to me because I didn’t want to put people to sleep. They are great at getting tight action shots of saw dust flying, the set-ups and shaping that make the viewer feel like they are in the middle of the action.
Teaching chairmaking classes is great prep for this kind of performance. I prepare for it like a cooking show with another chair or seat or parts completed ahead so while one is in the oven I can move on.
The first picture is the almost finished chair. The only thing missing is the beeswax and oil final finish that is hand-rubbed into the pores of the walnut.
The second picture is a compare and contrast segment of the video that provides an overview to the shaping of the each part of the chair so that it flows together. I highlight the contours of each part with a white artist pencil (to contrast with the walnut) like a topographical map to show the movement away from the hard and soft lines of the chair.
The third picture shows the use of the Festool RAS115 with dust collection (24 grit paper) to contour the seat boards as much as possible before putting them together.
The fourth picture shows the filming of the arm attachment sequence.
Pictures five and six are some of the many tight shots that show the tools and methods for shaping and set-ups used to cut the signature joinery.
Now we will take 12 hours of digital footage and edit into a precise less than two hour DVD with complimentary music, instructional voice overs and plenty woodworking of action.
Thanks for looking!
-- Charles Brock