Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A photo finish

I think I made this project far more complicated than it needed to be. But despite my mistakes and design changes, I think I actually ended up with something at least presentable in the end. I built this piece from the beginning to show at The Furniture Project, which Eli Cleveland and crew put on every year to promote hand crafted furniture to the public. Hopefully I did the show (and an unsuspecting walnut tree) proud.

Sadly, this marks the end of this project, but have a few concepts already in mind for the next one. In the meantime, I'm thinking a proper shop tour is long overdue, and it might be the perfect intermission to the next big thing.

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12 comments:

rburwell said...

Rob- nicely done! Went to Nakashima's shop last month...makes you want to be a wood hoarder (and get a bigger barn)....Rusty

Matt Pec said...

Great looking final table!! I made a coffee table with the matching cut but didn't come out nearly as stunning as your table. Now you're ready for the next awesome live edge piece! :-) Awesome job and thanks for all the details, esp. in the finishing process. Very helpful.

Jay said...

Rob are you going to blog again soon. I really enjoy your site and would love to see some more of your work.
Jay

JYC said...

Wondering what happened to the podcasts so I come here. You have not blogged for a whole...

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your posts and miss them.

Hope everything is OK with you !

Greeting from Sâo Paulo, Brazil.

Fabio

Rob Bois said...

Sorry for the lack of new content guys. I had intended to just take a few months off during the busy summer months, but work travel has picked up again leaving me with very little shop time. I'm hoping to start a new project some time next month, with content to follow shortly after that. I just hope I can find my shop ;)

pmelchman said...

Rob,

completely understand...I just "turned on" a new project at work myself and I am ready to hit the shop...

patrick melchior
dragonfly woodworking (FB)

Shed Planner said...

Very good idea and nice topic about woodworking.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading the many blogs and websites that share my passion for handcrafting wood into decorative and useful items. Building things from wood is has been a lifelong obsession and I always enjoy looking other peoples work.
From: A Fellow Woodworker @gracefulfurniture.com

Tom McLaughlin said...

Hey Rob,
Stumbled on your video of the live edge walnut top hall table…I think I remember seeing it, or something like it, you made for the Furniture Project show last year? Very nice work!! I certainly can relate to the feeling of being too busy working to take time to video new content.
By the way, I am impressed with the quality of your video and sound…what are you using for that these days? Hope to see you around sometime soon.
Tom @ mclaughlinwoods.com

Rob Bois said...

Tom, that is indeed the same piece you saw last year. As for audio/video, one of the reasons I've taken some time off is to revamp a bit. So I'm jumping up to a Canon XA20 video recorder so I can take advantage of all XLR microphones. I use mostly a Samson wireless lav mic for shop recordings, but have a few other wired condenser mics for different environments. I'm also learning Adobe Premier Pro right now for all my editing, which has been a bit of a learning curve.

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