Carpentry and woodwork.

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    Jul 07, 2011 9:48 PM GMT

    Hey guys. I am really interested in learning how to make my own furniture and wanted to know if anyone works in or studied carpentry or woodwork?

    I was just wondering if you've ever made some for yourself or perhaps as a gift?

    If so, I'd love to see some pictures!

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    Jul 07, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    I was a Visual Arts major in college, which pretty much required you to spend a fair amount of time in the wood shop. Mostly in my case for assemblage sculpture projects, but I got a fair amount of experience in wood working.
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    Jul 07, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    It would be cool if you could post some pics of the artwork!
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    tanlejos saidIt would be cool if you could post some pics of the artwork!


    okidoke

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    Jul 07, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    Very cool indeed.

    For a second I thought the second one was a Christmas tree. I thought that can't be great for kids!icon_surprised.gif
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    tanlejos said
    Hey guys. I am really interested in learning how to make my own furniture and wanted to know if anyone works in or studied carpentry or woodwork?

    I was just wondering if you've ever made some for yourself or perhaps as a gift?

    If so, I'd love to see some pictures!

    Sadly, all my early pics are gone. Two ex-wives seized most of them, floods the rest. What really saddens me are many pics were from my childhood, with my family, and I lost those, too. I don't have a single pic of my parents. icon_cry.gif

    But in any case, here's what I built with wood:

    - toys
    - dulcimers
    - banjoes
    - miniatures (dollhouses)
    - small furniture pieces
    - shadow boxes and other wall decorations
    - a room addition to a friend's house, from the ground up

    I did take a woodworking class in college, but really one of those basket-weaving electives for an easy "A". Otherwise I'm self-taught. And all my stuff was very practical, either musical instruments, or things you could use, rather than anything artsy, except maybe my wall decorations.

    Wood is like clay, just harder. I suggest consulting the vast number of books on the subject, plus Internet resources.
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    Jul 07, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    Jesus is my carpenter.



    I have no idea what that means, but it sounded appropriate in this thread.


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    Jul 07, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    For my cabins in British Columbia I've built 2 tables, a sideboard (all pegged - no screws, except the hinges), 3 beds, and a stone bridge with an arch in it. I've also paneled and floored - in fact, I even built one of the cabins. I'd post pictures, but I've got such a slow internet connection here it'd take hours.

    Most carpentry work is fairly logical, and the "secret" is simply to think it out beforehand. You don't even need a lot of fancy tools - I do most of my sawing by hand, and about all I have is a straight edge, a miter box, a good cross-cut saw and a hand drill.

    Give it a try. It's a LOT of fun!

    Nat
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    Jul 07, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidJesus is my carpenter.

    I have no idea what that means, but it sounded appropriate in this thread.



    I'd ask for his resume and certification.
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    Jul 07, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    Ariodante said


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    I Love This!
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    Jul 07, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    tanlejos saidIt would be cool if you could post some pics of the artwork!


    okidoke

    huajinascends2.jpg

    topiary.jpg

    frames.jpg


    It is certainly modern art.... have you sold any pieces?
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    Jul 07, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    KinesiologyMajor said
    It is certainly modern art.... have you sold any pieces?


    The assemblage pieces were just projects in school, I trashed them when I had to move out of my studio when I graduated icon_razz.gif I'm really a painter. I've sold one painting while still in my undergrad (it was a portrait commission). I haven't marketed my other work.
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    Jul 08, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    KinesiologyMajor said
    It is certainly modern art.... have you sold any pieces?


    The assemblage pieces were just projects in school, I trashed them when I had to move out of my studio when I graduated icon_razz.gif I'm really a painter. I've sold one painting while still in my undergrad (it was a portrait commission). I haven't marketed my other work.


    That's sucks you had to trash them but I get it. My man is an artist, sculptor and painter. So what are you working on now
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    Jul 08, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidJesus is my carpenter.
    I have no idea what that means, but it sounded appropriate in this thread.


    Actually, I think the phrase is "My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter"
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    Jul 08, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    KinesiologyMajor said
    Ariodante said
    KinesiologyMajor said
    It is certainly modern art.... have you sold any pieces?


    The assemblage pieces were just projects in school, I trashed them when I had to move out of my studio when I graduated icon_razz.gif I'm really a painter. I've sold one painting while still in my undergrad (it was a portrait commission). I haven't marketed my other work.


    That's sucks you had to trash them but I get it. My man is an artist, sculptor and painter. So what are you working on now


    Yeah, ideally if I had had an expansive loft studio space outside of my school studio and the means to transport these things I could have stored them, but they were big, heavy and impractical and had no place for them, so I had to take a sledgehammer to them. Currently I'm working on a series of dark, very heavily abstracted male nude studies. Here's what's currently on my easel:

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  • Csrobbie2000

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    Jul 08, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    I designed the China cabinet and had my brother in law who is a carpenter built it for me. It used to be a dry bar, and I hated it.

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    Jul 08, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    Hope it sells.
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    Jul 08, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Csrobbie2000 saidI designed the China cabinet and had my brother in law who is a carpenter built it for me. It used to be a dry bar, and I hated it.

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    It's an awesome piece and the colour is great too.

    Well done bro in law.
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    Jul 08, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    Yeah, that china cabinet is really nice!
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    Jul 08, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    tanlejos said
    Csrobbie2000 saidI designed the China cabinet and had my brother in law who is a carpenter built it for me. It used to be a dry bar, and I hated it.

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    It's an awesome piece and the colour is great too.

    Well done bro in law.


    Thank you very much. It's 100% maple wood. I told my brother in law that if I ever sell my place, I'm taking the china cabinet with me ;)