It is currently 24 Oct 2020, 09:18

As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

This is where we don't want anything but evidence of your finest wood butchering in all its glorious, and photograph laden glory. Bring your finished products or WIP's, we love them all, so long as there's pictures, and plenty of 'em!

As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 16 Oct 2020, 15:11

As promised on my initial post this is a visitor book stand for my local Arts and heritage centre, which you may have seen before it was on a program that Sarah Beanie did on community buildings/renovations. There were four? originally, and as far as I know this is the only one still going, we all work quite hard to keep it that way.
The second photograph is of the front of the building and shows the inspiration for the design of the piece.
The actual design came to me in a flash in about five minutes of being asked, it is laminated and is made from European oak and mahogany. Ian



B0034DBF-6739-44F9-B210-76791E4BCCA6.jpeg
(115.13 KiB)


01B129ED-64C1-4717-B988-EE4B9B83BCD0.jpeg
(174.3 KiB)
Last edited by Andyp on 16 Oct 2020, 17:26, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Image rotated
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 16 Oct 2020, 15:14

And I thought I had done so well working out how to put the photos up. Oh well you’ll just have to turn your head slightly haha
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Malc2098 » 16 Oct 2020, 16:38

Nice.
Malcolm
User avatar
Malc2098
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4473
Joined: 03 Jul 2016, 11:10
Location: Tiverton
Name: Malcolm

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2020, 17:30

Cabinetman wrote:And I thought I had done so well working out how to put the photos up. Oh well you’ll just have to turn your head slightly haha


Oh that is classy. Thanks for sharing.

Image rotated for you Ian
**Photos taken on Apple devices have an annoying habit of not rotating properly when viewed on non apple platforms.
For best results take all your photos in landscape view with the volume control button at the bottom of the camera. If you have photos that have been taken in other orientations, then try bringing them into iPhoto and uploading them to the forum from there.
cheers

Andy
“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits...” A.A. Milne

Doing my best to achieve Wabi Sabi
User avatar
Andyp
Sequoia
 
Posts: 6798
Joined: 22 Jul 2014, 07:05
Location: 14860 Normandy, France
Name: Andy

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 16 Oct 2020, 17:57

Thanks Andy, yes it was an iPhone, pesky things.
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Mike G » 16 Oct 2020, 18:55

My goodness, that's fine. One stumbling granny and you'll get commissioned for a re-build. It could be a good money earner :lol: :lol: It's lovely work, though.

I designed a garden wall for a cottage on a sharp bend in a country lane, and it gets rammed most winters. The builder who built it gets to rebuild it pretty regularly, and the insurance rates for the work are pretty healthy.
User avatar
Mike G
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4951
Joined: 30 Jul 2014, 22:36
Location: Somewhat less of a hovel
Name:

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 16 Oct 2020, 19:35

Thanks Mike, thankfully no stumbling grannies, it’s now 10? Years old.
Nice work for the builder!
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Rod » 16 Oct 2020, 22:07

Nice work and with those arches stronger than it looks


Rod
User avatar
Rod
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4348
Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 21:34
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Name:

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby TrimTheKing » 16 Oct 2020, 23:44

Beautiful! Love that and you can see the inspiration.

Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
Mark
TrimTheKing
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4918
Joined: 16 Jun 2014, 13:27
Location: Grappenhall, Cheshire
Name: Mark

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby fiveeyes » 17 Oct 2020, 01:24

I agree, that is nicely done.
Perhaps a bit on the joinery. TIA 5
fiveeyes
Sapling
 
Posts: 251
Joined: 28 Dec 2014, 02:56
Name:

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Mike G » 17 Oct 2020, 07:21

Think of the difficulty of the final clean up on this job. The 4 arches will have been made individually first, glued up and cleaned up a bit. Then, the problem starts. After being trimmed to a final length they would then be glued together, and the whole thing becomes a big weak 3D object. Running a plane along the join would be really difficult, especially on the outside 2 faces, because of the difficulty in sitting it on a flat surface, and the lack of an end to rest up against a stop. I think I would have used a scraper for much of it, but that's not trouble-free on narrow pieces. The more you think about it, the more difficult it becomes!
User avatar
Mike G
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4951
Joined: 30 Jul 2014, 22:36
Location: Somewhat less of a hovel
Name:

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 17 Oct 2020, 11:00

Thank you for all your nice comments gentlemen, yes it was a bit of a challenge, when I laminate I always hand plane all the strips paying particular attention to the outside two, and when it is glued up between two formers there is often very little to be done on those outside sides, I seem to remember that after I had got most of the glue off from the laminated edge I put them through the thicknesser. The one time that I steam bent a piece of wood I took the trouble to plane the inside face prior to steaming – that’s really paid off and I will do it again.
A mistake some people make when making the former is to make just one cut in which ever piece of material they are making the former from. In actual fact they should have two lines drawn indicating the thickness of the final piece they are making, that way the glue lines are very small indeed. Ian
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Cabinetman » 17 Oct 2020, 11:14

I’m sorry I didn’t take any pictures when I was making it, I do now when I make something. This is a close-up shot and also a picture of a music stand base.
88E25C64-4E93-4F6F-84BA-766EE5653F46.jpeg
(189.44 KiB)


A05528FE-EBC0-4C70-B43E-F81248DEED07.jpeg
(126.54 KiB)
Cabinetman
Seedling
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 11 Oct 2020, 07:32
Location: Caistor Lincolnshire
Name: Ian S

Re: As promised, pictures of one of my favourite pieces

Postby Rod » 17 Oct 2020, 12:23

Very graceful, super work

Rod
User avatar
Rod
Old Oak
 
Posts: 4348
Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 21:34
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Name:


Return to Projects & WIP

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests