Sunday, October 05, 2014
Personalizing your projects
It's always fun to follow up on a project, to see how it turns out in the end. Here's one student's rocking chair, with a small copper and brass plate that she made for it. She studies jewelry making, so when she made this chair for her nephew, she decided to add a bit of "bling" to it - how cool!
The chair wasn't easy for her; it had been a while since she worked at the shop, so she struggled with some of the techniques, like making the seat.
Since these plans were a little vague, and we tweaked them a little by using Domino joinery,
we all had to think outside the box a bit.
Most people followed the plans and made the back with slats,
but some (over-achievers!) turned custom spindles for the back.
They were worth the extra effort!
Here's the finished chair - complete with the sweet little plate, commemorating a job well done. This is sure to be handed down for many generations.
Nice work, Kate!