|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 81 days ago||557 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
81 days ago
I have an old friend here in town who owns a photography studio among other things and he and I are going to make a portfolio of my work. A brochure so to speak of “my line” of things. Of course I make one of a kind stuff, so “my line” is a loose interpretation. When you work with slabs, you just can’t make anything the same.
Anyway, I got a message on my FB the other day from a really nice art gallery in a district known for some 50 art galleries. His is one of the best down there, so I paid him a visit the other day and he want about 6 pieces of furniture for his center showroom display. Some metal sculpture is there now, but he guy has it way overpriced and it didn’t sell.
I have two pieces right now, one is a chest, the other is the walnut and pecan table I posted the other day.
I got to rooting around in the garage the other day and found 5 2” walnut slabs about 15” wide. And one sycamore slab with some serious spalting that I got earlier this year from my south mill.
Been working on this slab all day. Got the maple skirt made and three legs before I pooped out. Hard maple is not easy to work, I should have gotten some soft maple and I just might.
Anyway this could be a huge opportunity for me provided I can price this furniture right.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.