|Project by griph0n||posted 09-29-2012 03:52 PM||1782 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was looking at the website for the Messler Gallery ( http://www.woodschool.org/wood-school-gallery ) and wandered into the Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship’s school section ( http://www.woodschool.org/ ), when I wandered over to their course descriptions. As I dreamed of taking a year off work, or just quitting entirely, I saw a few week section on making “multiples”.
The meditation benches are a satisfying little piece of handwork, a nice little puzzle of mortice and tenons. Having a few to make as gifts, I thought I’d give myself a little class of my own. It took about two days to get the jigs set up. Fiddly fiddly work with a lot of “How the ** am I going to do that. But now I’m a little stool factory.
I started with a set of ten. I’ve never really liked the router… whiny little german bugger, but there’s a fair amount of plane and chisel work. Still got to use hide glue and tried and true varnish.
I’ve sold a few, given a few away and have a few for sale still in a local yoga studio.
I don’t think being a little factory is really for me though.