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Project by bfd posted 09-05-2008 02:13 AM 2962 views 11 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am happy to say that I have completed my most recent project…Finally! More challenging then anything I have previously done. The project took 70 hours to complete not including the roughly ten hours it took to figure out and build the bending forms. I am very happy with the end result. The client picks it up tomorrow and since I am not shipping this piece I will get her reaction first hand something I seldom get to experience. I have blogged most of the process minus the final push due to the deadline. Again, materials are quartered figured ash veneer and ash solids, white mosaic glass tiles, and Painted MDF wheels. The client provided the clear plastic insert and I also wove the basket that it sits in. Dimensions: 35”L x 21”w x 28 1/2”H. The client who is also a designer came up with the design borrowing heavily from Alvar Aalto.

Here are a few more detail shots.

And some shots of the jig I build to help aid in assembly and to transport





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CoolDavion

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 02:19 AM

I caught pieces and parts of the buliding, very nicely done.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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darryl

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 02:36 AM

great shape on the legs/handle.

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Kiersten

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 02:42 AM

Gorgeous! Simply amazing!!

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com

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mdf

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#4 posted 09-05-2008 03:10 AM

Great job!

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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 03:28 AM

This project looks really good. I like the bent lamination a lot. How do you think the MDF wheels will hold up? I guess it probably won’t get rolled around a rock garden, lol, and shouldn’t matter. Piece looks good. Great job

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Bigbuck

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#6 posted 09-05-2008 03:44 AM

Very nice, it came out great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 09-05-2008 04:03 AM

I like it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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trifern

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#8 posted 09-05-2008 04:29 AM

I really like the bent forms. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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iozl

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#9 posted 09-05-2008 04:31 AM

Wow, this is really cool. I’m excited to check out your blog to find out how you did the bending.

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FritzM

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#10 posted 09-05-2008 07:09 AM

you nailed it Brian! Congrats! Way to take a big risk and see it through. I bet your client is psyched!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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woodyone

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#11 posted 09-05-2008 08:32 AM

Very Good.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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Damian Penney

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#12 posted 09-05-2008 02:54 PM

Slick :) I love steam bent work and this turned out great, sure she’ll love it.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 09-05-2008 03:11 PM

awesome.. you need a third person there to snap a picture of her look of amazement when she sees it :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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ChicoWoodnut

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#14 posted 09-05-2008 03:27 PM

Nice job Brian. Making those bent laminates looks like a challenge but you have pulled it off perfectly.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 09-05-2008 04:40 PM

Nice craftsmanship!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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