A trivial piece in a way, an unseen piece, even by me, one of my favourites. When the routine sheet goods come in the back door, usually unloaded piece by piece, every grain pattern of every piece is admired or at the very least registered. Onc...
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Location: Toronto Ontario
I've made my living as a cabinetmaker for some 38 years now, inhaled a lot of MDF dust and suffered a slew of ill tempered foremen and bosses, but also made quite a few good things for people and had some pleasant and exciting times doing what I love to do. In a good shop now.
My father was a pretty good amateur woodworker when he had time (six kids), he taught me things and left me his machines and tools and the skill in my hands. I'm showing my young daughter(10) a few moves now; she has built six small projects so far. She is also the main focus of what I do after work, which is, just playing around and reading with her and then more woodworking. I like furniture and wood games mostly as well as kites.
While most of the commercial and residential projects we make at work are rather generic, i.e. boring, I'll sometimes post the occasional one that is extra ordinary and that I have made exclusively. These are shown to display unusual design (not mine), innovative use of materials or simply what you can do with pots and pots of money. You may find some inspiration in them or merely want to see what you can do with pots.
Before posting this I have browsed through hundreds and hundreds (14760 so far) of your past projects and noticed skill levels from the very rough beginner to some that are much more accomplished than myself. When I show my work and make my comments I'll try to keep both in mind. I knew nothing when I started.
Oh , and one other thing; I hold no truck with dovetails, ugly little things.
After reviewing the recent gun threads I have blocked 50 or so LJ's who seem to love guns more than they love life itself. They can look at my stuff but I'm not interested in anything they have to say.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.
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Not so long ago I blew my brains out on Christmas building. Starting in mid September then I made 21 different things, for a bunch of real different people. It was worth it yes, but I was mentally finished by the end. This year is wiser, lazier...
Two summers ago, our shop was contracted to make all of the built in cabinets for a very large, very modern house. It was a huge project, keeping four of us busy for months working primarily with teak veneer and solid. The general contracto...
Finished this week and installed yesterday. A boardroom table in walnut with elliptical ends, aluminum laminate bases and solid aluminum inlay. Stained a teak colour (ugh). 20ft x 6ft. About 175 hrs. There is a much smaller one (same bases) in ...
Some projects are too small or too old or too plain to post yet have some fun and discovery in them. Sometimes a great proof. I don’t want to clutter the main site with these as I’d prefer to post more interesting stuff there. I tried ...