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Masterworks of our art

by KnickKnack
posted 743 days ago


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 743 days ago

I’m going to go ahead and rule out ANYTHING done by CnC, there is no masterwork in that, just mad programming skills.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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rockindavan

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#2 posted 743 days ago

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jdmaher

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#3 posted 743 days ago

Sam Maloof’s Rocker

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 743 days ago

I measure the greatness of a piece of work against function, design, and execution. Rietveld’s chair fails on all scores. It’s not a chair, but an “artistic” statement about “chairness.”

A piece that I consider a Masterwork is found right here on LJs. It’s a deceptively simple bookcase by vipond33 – Gene, the function of which is undeniably perfect in its design, and ececuted in flawless detail. I grade it A++.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Roger

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#5 posted 742 days ago

I, ummm, hummmmm. uhh Wow! I wouldn’t know what ta do with any of em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 742 days ago

Maloof Rockers! I think these include all the woodworking skills from design to joinery to finish. Anyone who does one of these is a master woodworker in my opinion.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 742 days ago

Great question. I am a big fan of Nakashima. HIs pieces are original works of art.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Stephen Fox

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#8 posted 742 days ago

I have admired the works of Dilo Marcio Fernandino, one of our members. Hardly a day goes past without someone posting a project i think of a masterpiece. There are some great boxmakers here working out of garages and basements equal to any of the studio artists.

-- Stephen NYS

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KnickKnack

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#9 posted 742 days ago

Thanks for the answers so far (I hope others will still chip in) – some interesting places for me to further look into.

It seems somewhat rum to me that in a room just down the hall the discussion on Creationism started by someone who most people believe is here just to cause trouble, has 91 comments.
Still, “quality over quantity” I say.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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mrgrinn

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#10 posted 742 days ago

very nice table

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mrgrinn

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#11 posted 742 days ago

nice work

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Pete Mohr

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#12 posted 742 days ago

I’m partial to Brian Boggs. His stuff has a wonderful straight from the tool feel to it.

http://boggscollective.com/

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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Kookaburra

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#13 posted 742 days ago

OK, I like Thos. Moser. I know they spend a lot on their fancy catalogues, but I think they repsect the wood and let it speak.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 741 days ago

^+1 – I am I fan of Thos Moser as well.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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madts

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#15 posted 741 days ago

Iwould say “the egg” by Arne Jacobsen to be right at the top of furniture art. I also consider a CNC to be just another tool, big and expensive, but just another tool.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#16 posted 733 days ago

I wish I could delete that picture for I’m no master craftsman and that is no masterwork. There are many tens of thousands of guys and gals with more skilled accomplishments. Thanks for the nod though.

I’ll give you three that I admire.

While not known primarily for their furniture items, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh both did beautiful things.

Wright’s office chair

Mackintosh’s table

More recently, Kevin Rodel’s work


gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Kookaburra

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#17 posted 733 days ago

Oh Gene – you are right about Wright. The built-ins and furniture designed for his homes are masterpieces in my eye!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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David White

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#18 posted 732 days ago

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “Tea Room” chair.

-- http://thecraftsmanstudio.com

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