Henry O. Studley Workbench

WroteВиктория, September 26, 2017 в Furniture, Miniature Shows | RSS

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I haven’t posted anything here for a while, and there were some good reasons to it. Somewhere in my previous posts I wrote that I got an invitation to Miniature Masterworks Show in KC. There were also a competition announced, Barbara Marshall award. It wasn’t allowed to show the piece you were making for the award, so my silence can be easily explained now, lol. There was a lot of work, especially two last months were terrible.
So here is the piece I was making, a workbench.

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Why Workbench? It was my second one, the first was Roubo workbench that I showed about a year ago, maybe more. I showed it on IGMA forum, and many people liked it, Bill Robertson suggested I should try making Henry O. Studley workbench. For those who haven’t seen his work, he was famous for his toolchest.

Bill wants to make it in miniature, but a bit bigger than 1/12. When I heard his suggestion I thought that it was a bit too much, there weren’t many photos on Google search but it was enough to see:)
But it got into my head, so when I heard about the competition I immediately thought of it. I knew that a lot of artisans would choose something French, Rococo etc (and I was right, hehe). I wanted something different and couldn’t think of anything, but this workbench somehow stuck in my head, so I decided to make it.
From one hand, it wasn’t a good choice, not many people would appreciate it, only those, I think, who work with wood or metal. On the other hand, it was very honest project, something where every artisan’s work begins. So the decision was made.
I bought a book about Studley’s bench to decide on proportions and dimensions.
The process was not comfortable for me, I don’t like metalwork, to be honest, so the whole thing was a challenge and such an out of comfort zone project, that I think there’s no piece I can’t make, lol.
I didn’t take any prize, but heard a lot of nice words about the workbench, and it has found its place in a museum.
I really enjoyed the show, all the staff and visitors were so friendly, I didn’t see such a vibe in Kensington, to be honest.
I’ll be attending Guild School in June,2018. So there’s something to look forward to.

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

Henry O. Studley Workbench

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