Friday, November 16, 2012
Thought I'd do a stand-off against the prototype with both barrels blazing to see which one had the quickest draw in the West. They say repition leads to refinement. What do you think, good, bad or ugly? I enjoyed the process of revisiting the design to see if I could find enlightenment. Especially after spending a year sitting in the proto mulling it over.
I introduced compound angled joinery to open up the front legs, moved the back legs out with a curve, and tweaked the backrest & seat geometry. I was also was more careful with the grain graphics and how I lay out the patterns on the slab. Both frames came out of the same Elm tree that I harvested with Dan. We'll have to wait for the new year for the leatherwork to be done by Fiveleft, good things are worth waiting for.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Looks like the marketing department finally got off its ass. Perhaps they're shooting a little studio space think-piece? Actually a furniture making friend of mine Meredith Nicole was selected for a 5 minute interview clip & she needed a sweet looking shop to film in. done. Pretty cool.
Pics of some 12/4 Black Walnut getting sliced up for a pantry door. Walnut for the frame, arbutus for the panels. and double 3/16 floating mortise & tenons. I like 3/16; easier to double up, pleasant to cut, tenons don't need to be super thick.