Monday, August 23, 2010

News from the Metal Shop

I haven't written much about Sam's work lately though he has been fishing and hard at work too ... After he finished the metal work on the big tables, there were a couple catch up projects and then he headed into a project for clients he met during Open Studio weekend. It was a fairly straightforward piece, a kitchen island with a Danby marble from our friends at Johnson Marble. At the moment he is working on a kind of complicated balcony project for clients in Dorset Hollow ... The design process for that project has been in the works for a while and it's nice to see it taking shape ... Random images below ... click the photos to enlarge them ...
We are currently having a visitation from a sculpture that Sam gave to his friend Jennifer a few years ago ... She is waiting to move into a new house and is storing it here for the moment .. Kit and I want one ... It has a real nice David Smith like presence. We have an 'official' (read valuable) nude woman sculpture at the top of the garden that we are 'guarding' for a neighbor who is currently living in Boulder, but imho, Sam's can easily holds its own with that one.
Back view ... it's about 4' tall ..
Side
In the garden ... if you enlarge this one, you can see the neighbor's sculpture center right ...
The island
Process ...
Parts ...
The balcony mentioned above, in a test install on the front of the shop ... gotta love that rough sawn siding ... you'll never know it was there when it's gone
Future home ...
Starting out, Sam explored a couple of options for the support brackets ...
the finished brackets bolted to the upside down platform ...
hanging it all on the front of the shop ...
getting started
Starting the detailing ...
He should be finished construction this coming week and then it will be off to the paint shop ..

2 comments:

LC said...

I am a retired music teacher who now enjoys being a gardener and stained glass artisan. I also enjoy playing around with woodworking when I have the time and have a pretty well stocked shop. Just discovered your site and knew right away that it had to be Dorset, Vermont! I grew up in the Sugarbush Valley... I'm looking forward to checking out your archives! L

Dorset Custom Furniture said...

welcome aboard LC and stop in to the shop if you come to town ... lots of music here. my younger son, will, is a serious banjo player and also makes and fixes guitars and banjos ... check his category on the blog contents to see some of his instrument work ...