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.
Comments welcome, thanks for your visit.

My Trade Mark

My Trade Mark
I'm into diamonds

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Work Mate

My workshop (man cave) is my garage and right outside my garage is a Kowhai tree grown from a seed my son planted 16 years ago when he was in Play Center, now I have to trim the tree to keep it in a healthy state and due to my trimming it has fewer flowers this year, my work mate however still finds a good feed at tea time, I am more comfortable vertical for my tea specially when he sings to me and he can

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Banding a trial

I had to see what else I could do with banding, I was asked to create a tray, I had found what was a kit of thick veneers for making skate boards American maple some of it is whiter and for this I used the not so white as I see it all as just another experiment, so I had all what I needed to start a new banding, this time the white is thicker than I used on the table about the same thickness as the red, now I am thinking of putting the banding you see back to back and creating an arrow affect but that is in the future, the tray is of course sapele I think it will have a pale European Beach surround that will incorporate a handle.
There are so many choices to be made about banding and looking at what is here I can see other options.