Sunday 29 January 2017

Oak bowl surface treatment

More fascinating viewing of Jon bothering oak.

Blow hard wind, blow hard!

It is four months since my open workshop event and I have been busy. Hoping to get back to some joined furniture next week with a commission for a pair of library steps in 17thC joined stool stile, basically a joined stool with two storeys.

Here's a few photos of the chest with drawer I managed to get carved during the event.

One of the panels without the ground removed.

Toying with not taking the ground out on the two side panels....

....but no. Maybe if it was all carved like that with just incised lines, but it messes with the raking light effect having the combination of both techniques. Down to the ground it is.

Sold this cherry bowl to Cliff.

I also got commissions for several other things including some cabinets for Nigel and Clare from quartersawn douglas fir.

They also had an oak tree which needed milling into boards.

And made into a bridge to cross their stream.

I was asked to restore these chairs recently. I stripped off the modern varnish (and dirt), tightened all the joints, re-fixed the legs which had fallen off and re-finished with proprietary Rivers Joinery Beeswax Polish.

Making the initial timber selection for the storytelling chair commission.

This will have hands on the arms and boots on the feet a la Discworld.

I have been finishing off a few oak bowls.

And starting another one.

I need to lay my hands on a new log this week; to get a board for the front of the drawer and all the stock for two sets of library steps. 

Blow hard wind, blow hard!