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Bed – WIP

Author: Виктория, March 25, 2014 в Uncategorized

Bed - WIP

I started making a bed, you can see some carving in progress on the photo above.  And I think I’ll make a chair for the dresser I made earlier, both would look great together.  But it will be after the bed and couple of bedside tables. I’m using pearwood again, it’s very light in color as you can see, so it’ll need some staining too.

And my new addition – this Proxxon sander, they have a bigger model but I decided on this smaller one. Suits my needs perfectly.

Sander

I’d make some jigs for it, but don’t have time for it at all, to be honest. Well, back to work! Have a nice day!

 

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Art Nouveau Dresser

Author: Виктория, March 21, 2014 в Uncategorized

Art Nouveau Dresser

Finished this wonderful dresser yesterday. The original design is by some of the German architectors circa 1900. I’m planning to make a bed, couple of bedside tables and a chair.

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Chaise Longue upholstery

Author: Виктория, February 28, 2014 в Uncategorized

Finished uphosltering chaise longue.

chaise longue

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A Louis-Philippe Chaise Longue circa 1840

Author: Виктория, January 31, 2014 в Uncategorized

A Louis-Philippe Chaise Longue circa 1840

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Chess figures. Knights.

Author: Виктория, December 19, 2013 в Uncategorized

Couple days ago, something terrible happened, my container with chess figures fell down from table, it was open. So couple of figures were lost for good. I had to make some of them again.

Three knights for now, don’t need more for the roombox.

Chess Figures. Knights

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Chess figures.

Author: Виктория, December 10, 2013 в Uncategorized

Several chess figures I made for the roombox, made of pear wood and box wood.

Rook:

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Dutch Chairs

Author: Виктория, October 9, 2013 в Uncategorized

Dutch chairs

I made these Dutch chairs recently, they are without textile for now, but I’ll fix it on the next week. I made both out of cherry wood, no shellac and patina yet. The main “problem” was – four lions that I needed to carve. I went through several sites and found pretty good one with 3d models, I bought one –  lion’s head, basically it’s door knob, but it looked perfect for chairs, so I took it as a reference. What I like about 3d models is that you can rotate them to any angle you want, you’ll be able to see all the details. This time it was really fun to work. Here’s the result:

Dutch chairs

In my last post I wrote about poor man’s duplicator. This time I used pre-cut chisels again – but only for two shapes – round 1mm and 2mm.  The rest is by hand. I’m still planning to make lathe duplicator, hopefully next month.

Now I’m moving to making quite unusual pieces for me, never made them before. I hope to show them to you soon.

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Dutch Table. Poor man’s lathe duplicator.

Author: Виктория, September 25, 2013 в Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture

It’s been a while since my  last post, most of my work now is commissions. that I cannot show till December, sorry. I hope that in few months I’ll be able to show it all in details. I haven’t worked on my art nouveau cabinet since August, mostly because it was hard tget used to the fact that I have a baby girl,  and she doesn’t really like all the noises from tablesaw and such. Then I started learning Rhino 3d program, later SolidWorks.  I was so into Rhino that I actually design all the furniture pieces in it, Sketchup had to go 🙂

Well, back to work. In my last post I wrote about Dutch table that I made for commissioned roombox. So I’ve changed it, completely. The decoration part were scaled down a bit, the shape of the leg is different now.  Usually I don’t mind making such changes, but this time it was very hard – it’s almost depressing to have to change things, when you have a baby (ugh, those sleepless nights:)), and I don’t have grandmas and grandpas to help me out, and  you have to go back and start from scratch. grrrr. But there was no choice, the form of the legs was bad. I started with 3d model, here it is:

3d model of a leg.

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New commission – table WIP

Author: Виктория, August 8, 2013 в Commissions, Roombox, Roombox, Roombox, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP, WIP

Commission - table

As a part of the commission I had a table. Now it’s a good time to show you a couple of photos of the process of making it. Initially I was going to use mahogany for it and even made a table top and blanks for the legs, which I’ll show you below, but later on the plans got changed and I remade everything from cherry wood. Don’t be surprised 🙂

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Shopping Spree

Author: Виктория, February 26, 2013 в Tools and Equipment, Tools and Equipment, Tools and Equipment

Last week was a bit busy and strange, but I’m slowly getting back to work. And I’m really happy about it!

About 2 or 3 weeks ago I bought lots of stuff for my minis. As usual, you go some place and you take a list, just to remind yourself that you don’t need anything extra. Of course, you need. You’ll need this chisel and this little thing, how could you live without it?

That’s how I go shopping 🙂

Last time I was going for furniture wax, wood blocks, veneer and japanese water stones.

Japanese water stones are number 1000 and 3000 – work great with 3mm  and more chisels and knives, I wouldn’t try them with my micro chisels – still using Arkansas stone for that.

Shopping spree

Wax and patina:

Shopping spree

As for now I tried only wax – really liked the texture and smell.

Some new chisels – it’s my hubby’s fault. I honestly didn’t want to buy them, but he insisted. When we came home and I tried them I was really sad that he didn’t insisted on several more. They are really really good, though made in Russia.  I also got some wood blocks, I’ll need them for a future project.

Shopping spree

And something for dessert. Veritas hand plane. Some time ago my hubby was all in woodworking stuff, so he was desperate to buy one of these planes, but something was always in the way. Besides they are not that cheap.  Later he moved on to metalworking and it all was forgotten.

So when he saw this plane on a shelf  waiting for its new owner  he offered me to get one. I wasn’t really enthusiastic (well, they are still expensive) – but in the end I gave up. I think it’s a good investment, besides I always keep hand plane and a shooting board next to me, it’s a very nice set of tools in everyday work.  I bought it and don’t regret it.

Besides, we got small but nice discount. Some things are worth it.

 

 

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