Very nice Paul.
Wow Paul. Any interest in doing free classes via video. Your work is incredible. I am just hoping to get two 90 or 45 degrees to come together without a space.The client for this vanity brought me a sales brochure with a picture & wanted to know if I could do one for a lower price than the one imported from Europe. Never one to turn down a challenge, we agreed on a price that was lower than the competition. My finisher refused the job for the kind of finish she wanted so she found someone else for that.
The finish was what the client wanted & she was very happy with it. 'The Client is Always Right.' The wood I used was basswood. I chose it for it's ease of carving and the fact it has very little contrast between early wood & late wood. It sands readily to a very smooth surface & is often used as a base for gold leaf.Excellent looking vanity but the finish is not to my taste. I hate covering wood with paint or any opaque finish covering the look of wood grain. But then from the picture I really couldn't tell what wood or grain there was. Certainly a well made piece.
The only wood used for the bulk of the carving was solid basswood and white birch for extra strength in the legs and some framing. The drawer boxes were baltic birch plywoodBeautiful job Paul. Did you vacuum laminate veneer or is it carved out of solid wood?
Ed, Most of the work I do is 'one-off', & usually requires new learning. That is why you can't expect any kind of classes in the work that I do. If there are specific questions about some detail in any of my projects, I will try to answer them. BUT, I 'hunt & peck' on my keyboard, so don't expect any long, involved descriptions. I am old school and I know what a CNC is & a little about what it can do, but I don't have a clue about how to make it work. If you take a look at the list of tools in my shop, in my introduction, you will see nothing out of the ordinary there, other then the fact that some of my machines are older then I am. However, sometimes I am able to get some of those machines to stand up on their back legs & perform tricks that would amaze you. And, I still have all the fingers I was born with.Wow Paul. Any interest in doing free classes via video. Your work is incredible. I am just hoping to get two 90 or 45 degrees to come together without a space.