Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fooling Around

Labor Day .... Start of the Fall ... The seasons chase themselves along. We already have a bit of foliage showing in the red maples down by the pond and the nights are starting to get crispy. It was about 50 this morning. We took a four day weekend to refresh ourselves before we head into a large project Tuesday. Last week while working on the table for the cockatoo chairs, we accidentally ended up with some extra rolled steel pieces that needed a home. Sam and I kicked a few things around and came up with the idea of a concept for a bench. Saturday, Kit happened on a thick pine plank at a tag sale and yesterday I planed it up and put the 'bench' together. It may be a prototype, or it may be the real thing. I'm not sure. We've talked about gold leafing the steel and doing a bubinga plank seat and base, but I'm kinda liking the informality that is happening here now. I may just paint the whole thing and stick it outside for a while and see how I feel about it as time goes on ... I am doing a show in Woodstock Vermont in a couple of weeks and it would be good to have something new for that ... Hmmmm ... Let me know what you think ... Click the pictures to enlarge them.

The table we were working on with the rolled steel parts

The rough idea of a concept mockup

The primed steel parts ... rust never sleeps

The tag sale plank and concept seat pattern

Making it make sense ... getting rid of the flare

Putting it together ... the underside .. 1/2" lags,1/2" bolts

In the garden

The gold leaf and bubinga concept (4/08)

Moving it around a bit

Later ....

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