Saturday, March 18, 2017

mr berry has left the building

mr. berry has left the building .. soundtrack of my youth ... maybelline .. promised land ...
on and on ... there is some vinyl, somewhere, as well as a cd, also somewhere, of 
'the great 28', chuck's biggest hits ... 
rock and roll hall of famer, influencer of the stones, the beetles, bruce and even the beach boys,
and he was finally recognized by the grammy folks ith a lifetime achievemnet award in 1984.
he was a showman and had some trouble with the law, but his particular style of guitar playing is 
one of the gold standards of early rock.  there is an excellent obit in the times by jon pareles..
good slide show and a nice tribute there .. 
i leave you with a little duckwalk and the lyrics to 'promised land' 
i hope chuck really made it there ..

Thursday, March 16, 2017

(yet another) round walnut table

here we go again ... yet another round walnut dining table with leaves
we have made a big bunch of them in the last couple of years, 
and we never tire of the form .. this one is loosely based on a 
photo of a mid-century modern table, designer unknown, sent to us by 
took the top picture with good and careful lighting, took the two
here with the leaves the next day 
when i was in a hurry and had to make room in the finish room
it's somewhere between the two ... with jus two of the leaves above ..
and with all three, with drop down legs here .. i doubt the client will ever use them, 
but i would hate big ancient aunt matilda to lean on the end of the table to get out 
of her seat ..
early on ...
nested parts, cut on the cnc

with the leaves without the legs .. it works, but don't dance out there ..
and the cad drawing here ..

fine walnut from our friends at irion lumber

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

another american walnut table and 12 ladderbacks

another walnut table .. this one with some sap wood and another steel base ..
here's the drawing ..
ready for some 'bronze' finish on the steel
and the 8/4 from irion .. Myron had to hunt up these boards with the sapwood. 
there usually isn't much sap on their walnut ..
I was hoping for a bit more, but it looks good as it is .
these clients chose the Danish cord ladderbacks .. 12 of em ... lots of parts
they will look like these when they are finished ..
with lots of nails for the cordwork

for a change, we put the nails in before the chairs were glued up and finished ...
our cord person, Sandy Sherman, of Sherman chair caning was most appreciative ..
nesting !!
ready for finish and cording .. pictures of the finished table
and chairs soon ...

an american walnut table

we finished a couple of projects last week and I am just getting time to write about them now ...
this project consisted of am 8 foot walnut table with a steel base
and 8 of our contemporary ladderbacks ..
nice walnut from irion lumber, our usual source
cad drawing .. 44 x 96
the 8/4 boards
three steel bases at the same time .. that doesn't happen often ..
the unfinished table with the polished steel, ready for the 'bronze' patina ..
in the spray booth ... we are using a new custom tinted m l Campbell
envirovar conversion varnish .. closest yet to an oil finish look ...
these, below, have 3 coats of m l Campbell magna lac, in the 'dull rubbed' sheen ..

three other small tables with this project .. 18 x 30 x 21 high above
32 x 32 x 21 here .. all steel bases by sam

and a 54" round coffee table .. no picture yet as the stone was picked up on the way to the delivery .
ditto on the soapstone top for this 42 x 66" steel based kitchen table

and the 18 x 60 bench with the white leather top below ..
apologies for the photos here .. we were in a hurry and the light was tough ..
the three steel table bases below, ready for paint ..