Sunday, February 26, 2012
Just delivered today (2/26) the latest dining table, in Japanese Elm. The top is a book-matched board of solid zelkova, and leg system of old, reclaimed wood in the same. The legs are hand-shaped, and the decorative fastening blocks are exposed on the outside of the surround apron - where they are usually hidden behind. Will get photos up a.s.a.p. There are also four decorative 'knee-braces' to support the legs, which can be seen in the photos, looking like fiddle heads.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I am currently working on three orders: a zelkova (keyaki) dining table; an ash, low chair; and a walnut work desk, with drawers; however, the 'big deal' is that I'm building a building inside of my building, my workshop. It will be a tea and meeting room, with display shelves for latest diminuative works, books, ads, etc. Just a woody, comfy place to get away from the rougher workshop, and have respite, talk, and dream. If you're in the area, feel free to stop by for tea and a look - perhaps even a small purchase!
A late notice on the re-publication of my article, "Getting Your Fiber," in the last and 'Best Of' issue of Woodwork magazine, Winter 2011-12. The same was published previously in Woodwork, August 2004. Check it out if you get a chance. Oddly enough there are three or four articles in this last issue of Woodwork which are on or influenced by woodworking in Japan. Mine being one of them, of course. Wood has a lot to say, and to teach, if we would but listen. R.