Studio Furniture Movement #5

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 10-13-2010 06:01 PM 1770 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hank Gilpin is a woodworker who shares my values. I’m impressed by his knowledge of american woods. He has choosen or it has choosen him to work with common woods, ie what is available, vs. exotic woods. Mr. Gilpin has a subltle style that draws the eye into the piece he makes. What i found interesting about this man is his versitility, like many of the Lumberjocks. found out that he designed and built with engineering support a tunnel! Under a road for a golf course! I noticed that a desk he built has a similar structure. LOL

Checked Wikipedia and found no entry for Mr. Gilpin Other modern/contemporaries are listed. But it is intweresting that furniture that is both functional and art is overlooked?

Has anyone seen Wendy Maruyama’s work? Like to hear what you think and why. To me it has the subtlty of a Krenovian piece.

There are many lumberjocks who admire some master woodworker. Would like your direction.

Hadn’t written in awhile so I thought I’d put in a few words, albiet not thought out. LOL

THomas Tieffenbacher/AKA DocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 07:38 PM

Ethics and making a living sometimes cross? Have been counseled by some contemporary woodworkers who are still surviving and making a liing. They could use oak or walnut, but then the piece they are building is less exotic. For the same effort and figured wood they get double the money. What Gipin has said and he has mastered the differnt woods of our continet is using the wood in unique ways will cause people to look at it differntly? I am far from that place, in skill and clients. Just an amature like James Krenov..LOL I Wish! Saw your work, how much time can you dedicate to it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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