I am making some great progress on my closet project. I currently have the copper rods in a machine shop where the parts are being fabricated.
The clients and I had talked about changing the lights to better illuminate the fine work that I have produced. While the metal work is being done I decided to go ahead and install the new lights.
Man-OH-Man! Does it ever look fantastic!
Here is the closet with the old lights:
Here is the closet with the new lighting installed:
And the side view:
I bent the handles in a form that I made, marked out the leg locations and delivered them to a shop to have the parts fabricated.
A friend of mine, Jim Eyster, is doing the metal work. He has all the machinery to do such work because he is a gunsmith. In fact, he is one of the top gunsmiths in the nation and is active in helping train the junior olympic competition shooters. His son, Daniel, is running the CNC mill and is quite capable.
Here are the legs for the handles all ready to go:
This detail shot demonstrates how the legs fit on the handles:
For all the details…
You can see it all step by step in the photo album “Cooper Closet” at this link http://gallery.mac.com/toddclippinger
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com