Very impressive work.
Very impressive work.
The intricate details is way more awesome! You got made skills!
Oooo, Ahhhh, Ohhhh. Beautifully executed. Really stunning work.
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Thank you everyone for your comments.
I'll try to answer a few of the questions.
Leo : I use a manual carving duplicator to rough out the carvings. Then I sand with a pump (balloon) sander the smooth areas of the leg and hand carve the rest. I worked for many years as the master model maker at a large carving factory. That was how we did it there and it is a method that I'm comfortable with.
Mark Valsi : There are a lot of design decisions to be made when making this kind of furniture. After I make the decision, I don't spend a lot of time second guessing myself, or else nothing would ever get done. Would fewer dovetails look good ... probably. One thing that influenced me is that the pins are extremely small on the small end. About 1/32" I did that because the cock beading covers them by 1/8" making the small end look bigger than it actually is. With such small pins, I didn't want to jeopardize the strength, so I used many pins. btw. There are only two tails on the back side of each drawer side.
Mark Maleski : Yes, the carved parts are all chisel finished. I don't like to use sandpaper where sandpaper can't get. It just rounds over the detail. For the background I use extra flat gouges. I use Dastra chisels. They name them the 2 1/2 sweep.
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Incredibly beautiful! Well done Sir!
Brian, absolutely stunning!! Very humbling when work like this shows up, you are a true craftsman.
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My suspicion is your pictures do not do those pieces justice. I'd enjoy seeing those table in person. Very nice work.
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Brian, I had something like this in mind. I'm not criticizing at all, I love your work and your skill with dovetails is something I wish I had !
I agree the tables are top shelf work.Love the color.I would have made the half pins smaller then you could added one more full pin in the middle.The more the better.
That is some outstandingly beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it.
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Top notch craftsmanship. My hat is off to you sir...
Wow. Did I happen to say, "wow", yet! Wow... Those are wonderful!
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