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Tiny Table

Posted by on 1:50 pm in Blog, Building, Furniture | 0 comments

Tiny Table

Here's a nice little furniture project. This tiny table, only 18 inches tall, is designed to fit between two low slung wicker chairs and to be used to put tea cups and snacks on. The top oval is a removable tray with the lower trays being pull out shelves. The bottom of the trays will likely be laminated with Abet Laminati's rice paper "formica" that I have left over from another project if I can find it.     The finished piece will have much thinner oval railings and possibly a brass banding inserted, maybe some...

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Kickstarting Kickitoo

Posted by on 2:27 pm in Art, Blog | 0 comments

Kickstarting Kickitoo

The Kickitoo film we worked on during the blazing hot summer of 2011 has started a Kickstarter page. The film itself is "in the can"… do they still have cans? Who cares. The point is to get this little gem distributed.  Check it out at this link.  —-> Camp Kickitoo: Getting the movie out to the world.  

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Do You Do Tubs?

Posted by on 12:31 pm in Blog, Other, Restoration | 0 comments

Do You Do Tubs?

My web page designer says I need to keep posting in order to keep the search engines happy. Don't we all? Henceforth I will use that excuse. The question was asked: "Do you do tubs?" Answer: "OK."   So, here is an old 'take out" bathtub made of cultured marble, which is basically marble dust and resin. It's discolored over the years to a familiar but unsavory yellow. Mara has gone thru the various grits to sand the yellowed gel coat off, but not all the way off, in fact, it now has a patinated and...

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One Nice Piece of Glass.

Posted by on 1:26 pm in Blog, CAD, Tables | 0 comments

One Nice Piece of Glass.

I've had this nice piece of ¾ " thick, flat edge polished glass hanging around the shop since we did a reception desk for the Charles Umlauf Museum in Austin, Texas. Why? Because the glass company thought I meant diameter when I specified radius. Maybe I should do something with it, so here are a few screenshots of some tentative designs. Version 4.2 is where I'm going. Will the table be tippy? I've also got some lumber that's been hanging around the shop for ages, some 16/4 Koa and 8/4 Australian Lacewood which I...

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Charles Eames Drops In.

Posted by on 6:28 pm in Blog, Restoration | 2 comments

Charles Eames Drops In.

In the restoration shop. This is a 60's vintage Eames Model 670 lounge chair. It's been in continuous production for over 50 years although a torrent of knock-offs began from almost the day it was introduced. Vintage models with the original Rosewood sell for up to $7,000, and new ones between $4500.00- $9000.00.   This one is not in the best of shape, at some point the base was broken and a leg was re-welded. it's a nice job considering that it's aluminum. This chair was outside in the sun and rain for a month or two,...

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Ah. The doors.They’re done.

Posted by on 1:31 am in Blog, Building, Other | 3 comments

Ah. The doors.They’re done.

Ah. The doors.They're done.  Now usually a project such as this doesn't take so long, but we were under no constraints other than our own appointment with our ultimate destiny, and so we could, more than less, work at our leisure.   Here's a wide shot or two of the installation.     The handles came out rather well and we'd like to do a few more versions of these if given the chance.   Nice. Look how the siding and the Twin Wall textures work together. My world is groovy.     And, the...

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Clock Case Restored-Door Handles

Posted by on 6:51 pm in Blog, Other, Restoration | 1 comment

Clock Case Restored-Door Handles

Mara has finished the clock case repair. Our customer is getting quite a bargain for the insanely low price we're charging.     The Twin Wall is installed in the doors, the glass is on order. Meanwhile we are making handles out of aluminum flat stock and some rosewood scrap, if one can call any rosewood "scrap". These are about as simple as one can get. I think it works just right with this project, although we can play with lots of variations, in fact our test piece probably looked better, but that's the way it...

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Weekend Update

Posted by on 11:49 am in Blog, Building, Restoration | 2 comments

Weekend Update

Well, Mara has gotten most of the finish onto the door job. Here I'm chopping a mortise for the lock.   And, custom jobs come with custom problems, like finding the right sized extension ring for a lock that's really designed for aluminum doors that one sees used in retail shops. So, here's a ring made from a bit of Osage Orange.     The little clock job is advancing and Mara is in the middle stages of the faux marble finish, she wants to ignore the customers wishes for a dark finish. She may disobey....

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Nice Skies-Door Update

Posted by on 3:32 pm in Blog, Building, Other | 1 comment

Nice Skies-Door Update

Nice skies. Jupiter, Venus, the Moon, and if you look at the horizon, Mercury. I don't know where Earth is. In other news, Mara is applying the finish to the doors. She's using Sikkens Marine and is fussing with it. "Gloppy, with a heavy iron pigment for sunscreen which hides the grain", she says. Gosh, the wood grain looks like the horizon. What does it mean?

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Red Case

Posted by on 4:18 pm in Blog, Featured, Portfolio, slider | 0 comments

Red Case

Enamel with glazing, Macassar Ebony. Made for Rebecca Connolly Design. See other work in Gallery–>Storage.  

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