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Blog series by shipwright updated 08-29-2014 01:26 AM 4 parts 9991 reads 63 comments total

Part 1: An Interresting Commission

08-27-2014 01:13 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

Last fall I entered my “Music” table in the Sidney Fine Arts Show on Vancouver Island and while it didn’t sell, it did attract a lot of attention. After the show a local woman contacted me and asked if I would build her a couple of little end tables. I said “sure” and the process began. She brought me the pair of nesting end tables that she wanted to replace as an indicator of size and general design but she also showed me a photo of another set that she liked...

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Part 2: Ebonizing and Burl Matching

08-28-2014 12:51 AM by shipwright | 21 comments »

I didn’t take any photos of the ebonizing process originally, but since several people expressed an interest I made a little video today. It shows the process in real time on a piece of off-cut Walnut from one of the legs. Ebonizing is a simple process that lots of people do and it works well on any naturally high tannin wood. I understand that with the addition of outside tannin in the form of a tea wash it can be effective on non tannin bearing woods as well although I have no expe...

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Part 3: Assembly and Finishing Up

08-29-2014 01:01 AM by shipwright | 16 comments »

I can heave a sigh of relief now. The client just came and picked up the tables this afternoon and she loved them. Like all of us, I am never really completely satisfied and always see flaws but she was thrilled and we’re talking about her next idea now. Back to the build. There’s nothing really earth shattering about how this was done but maybe some details are interesting enough for a few photos. I’ll just post the photos with a few comments and answer any questions the...

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Part 4: Assembly and Finishing Up

08-29-2014 01:26 AM by shipwright | 6 comments »

Oops! Double post.

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