|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 10-17-2012 10:53 AM||5573 views||20 times favorited||33 comments|
Hi guys, I’ve been busy working on a new collection for a show in November marking my 30th year and It’s been a while since I last posted a project. Just finished one of my signature doors and this so far is the biggest one I’ve taken on yet! This door measures 9’ 10” inches tall by 66” wide. The whole process is explained on this project I posted almost 3 years ago. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/28012.
It took 15 men to remove the old door and hang this monster on industrial grade pivot hinges. I sculpted the handles out of 7×7 saplungan posts. I had a welder fashion brackets to install and make the frame more rigid. The panels were band sawn and spoke shaved from different species of recycled wood by my assistants. The sculpting took a lot of work and sidelined me about a week from pieces I’m working on for my November exhibit. I will be posting photos of the new collection by mid November. It feels good to be able to post a project again and share with you guys after so long!
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts