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Abe Low

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#1 posted 12-29-2007 07:30 AM

I’lll bet the table you make will be superior to the one you are going to copy. If you are improving on the materials and joinery, why not improve on the design and put some variability into it? If you look at any of the work of James Krenov you will find them to be slightly asymetrical, which add to the beauty. Also, mass produced items are cheaper to make if they are perfectly symetrical. The machine setup is simpler and the training of the employees is quicker.
So… hand made stuff should look it. Not sloppy or shoddy, but unique.
On the other hand, if you are doing a factory type run, forget my comments.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA


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