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!

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