My blog is of my creations, My furniture, using wood I have collected from here and there, occasionally buying some to make up the difference.
My design is often based around what I have available.
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My Trade Mark

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I'm into diamonds

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Busy Weekend

Some time ago I was given a small band saw, a some what unloved band saw and it has sat in the garage unloved for a while now, this weekend was love a band saw weekend and it looks like I will have to continue to love it for a few weekends to come, I wonder if it too much to ask for some love in return one day.
I did have to share my attention however and the inlay for the Tawa top took a leap forward, it is decided to put a small panel of inlay on each side of the apron/rails that I will also attach the legs to, one panel of inlay will be in the center of the draw and I hope to turn a knob from a block of the same.
The rails will be Tawa and the legs layed up from a Mahogany veneer, my legs in the drawing look a bit weak or is it the rails that look too heavy, it needs more work than I have done up to now.
I think there was some shake when I too the pics so don't zoom in too much it hurts the eyes.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A New Month

And it's all downhill to summer, I have just heard predictions of a warm winter, do I care tucked up with the heat pump blasting, actually I don't like the air movement it creates, as where I sit at the computer is about 3 to 4 meters from the source and by the time the air gets to me its like a cold wind not good for the back, there may have to be some shuffle of furniture sometime.
I have wanted to post pictures of a set of tables I made a while ago, the hexagon has been such a big part of my life for a few years now, I wanted to see how many cubes make a hexagon imagine putting more together and making a huge one, each table has 7 hex cubes if you follow me.
When it came time to consider legs it was just about so obvious and being 3 feet of course is just perfect.
Now timber types one is oak made from an old single bed head, one mahogany made from scraps left overs and due for the rubbish bin when I was building boats, the third is 5 different New Zealand native timbers, I wonder if they were scraps too probably left over from something I had made.