|Project by Simeond||posted 06-23-2012 03:47 AM||2258 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
45”(w) x 29”(h) x 14”(d). Black Walnut with Maple accents
I was inspired by this bench by Robert Spangler (his “Doig Bench”) and wanted to try my own take on it… Boy, this had its challenges!
First, I’ve never sculpted anything (aside from rasp-rounding edges where two pieces come together etc…). For the seat (which was 2 jointed boards), I first jointed them at a 4 degree angle to make a little less of the scul-ting work. Then the seat was sculpted using an angle-grinder and a 80 grit flap disk. It is very aggressive, so it took a lot of practice to be able to make controlled even passes. Even still, there was a lot of “corrective work” needed after. Any other methods people use for sculpting?
Second, there’s a total of 4 different M&J joints and NONE of them are 90 degrees. I’ve done angled M&T joints, but never where each one was interdependant on the fit of the last one. That is, even where the two M/T pieces pit nicely together on their own, they could get tension or even come apart at an angle once I put together the other joints…. I gave up on relying on the accuracy of my machines angles and ended up remaking most pieces by hand with a pull-saw and chisels.
At any rate, all critique is welcome as usual…
P.S. I really need to get a camera and a better place to photograph (the pictures are from my iPhone! and are blurry)....
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