Since this is my first posting, I thought it might be appropriate to have a little introduction to the intents and purpose of this blog.
My first goal is to use it as a platform to share my research and interests in medieval art as it applies to furniture and the decorative arts. The second is a way to showcase new projects as I create them in my shop.
|This little shelf was the germ of inspiration for my hanging shelf below|
|A plank of Carpathian Elm is chosen for size, fit, and grain.|
|planing the side pieces|
|The pieces were cut out with this saw, in German we call it a Fuchsschwans, which literally means a fox'es tail.|
|Carving the bead around the edge of the sides. The entire side was sunk 5 mm to achieve the bead.|
|Cutting and planing parts, there is that table saw again. I use it to cut almost everything which is curved|
|The caveto edge was carved with a gouge|
|I was lucky to have found a dovetail plane which would work for this shelf, most of the time i have to cut them with a chisel. I score the shoulder with a cutting gauge first though.|
|A rebate is cut out with a back saw, (Steffen; your Xmas gift would have done well here!) then the waste is removed and the angle is cut back with a chisel.|
|The wood takes a rich reddish brown colour with some linseed oil.|
|Sides and shelves fit together, again, these are unglued sliding dovetails so dis-assembly is easy.|
|Lots of curves to cut here, but the saw worked like a champion.|
|This whole project took about one week to finish (for me that equals 80+ hours)|