|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 12-17-2012 02:16 PM||6343 views||16 times favorited||37 comments|
I’m sharing with you another piece from my Kolektor Series 2012 exhibit.
This seat is carved from an 8” x 24” x 48” solid block of dungon (Iron wood). This was the very first piece I did in preparation for my show. I thought that starting with the toughest wood would make all the rest of the projects work like butter. I was wrong! The more I knew I could handle the work the more the proceeding designs became complex. And the more the pieces became difficult the more I felt the mind knew what to do but the body was getting a bit too tired. At the end, seeing all the pieces laid out at the show was all well worth the work put into it.
I gouged the seat first and marked where the legs should go. I had the block of wood sent to a machinist that bore truck engine blocks. I had them punch 5” diameter holes into the bottom of the iron wood block. The sides were carved carefully to expose the top of the legs on some parts. The legs were then pulled off and I started carving the bottom of the seat. All in all this took 1-1/2 months to finish.
Seat: dungon (iron wood)
Legs: molave (Philippine teak)
Soles for legs: balayong
This piece weighs around 160- 180 lbs.
All woods used are reclaimed from old houses as with all my other projects.
Have a nice day!
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts