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A little while ago, Gene was good enough to spend some time giving me a few pointers as to how I might improve the quality of my work, and some methods by which I could hone a design in an attempt to depress the elusive shift key. His words were never far from my mind as a went about creating this piece, which I dedicate to him.
A friend of mine owns BikersBase, a country house “hotel” which caters specifically to people who travel under the maxim “two wheels good, four wheels bad”, so, when he asked me to make him a wine rack (in truth, I asked him to ask me), it was obvious there had to be a big emphasis on style and elegance.
A conservative estimate puts the time I spent just doing the design of this chap at a little shy of 13 hours – and all to join 5 pieces of wood together with 6 dowel joints…
My first prototype…
Second prototype – honed with different angles…
Fumed oak with faint red highlights and Jatobá.
Finished with tung oil.
-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."