Wednesday, 8 December 2010
I must say that although I normally stand up all day in the workshop, at the end of an eight hour day in front of my stand, my back was killing me! I must have looked an older man than I actually am as I walked down the road towards the tube station, and then struggled to sit down on the train.
Although the weather was cold, there was good attendance at the show. Of course wanting to look my best in front of all the public, I could not risk wearing a hat on my way to the show in morning as my hair would get messed up and be sticking up all over the place. I never realised I was that vain.
Here is a picture of my stand this year.
In addition to having just furniture on my stand, I also had a number of different boxes for sale (jewellery boxes, pencil boxes, champagne boxes). I am pleased to say I sold a good fair number. It does make the day more pleasant to sell something!
I am back in the workshop now making a blanket chest. This I hope will be one of the items in my next show. For details of my upcoming shows, check out the 'Exhibitons' page on my website.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Yes, once again this year I am doing the show. I have been setting up my stand today in good time for tomorrow's opening at 18:00 (private view). Then three full days of standing in front of my stand talking about the work. If I had a Twitter account, I could tweet. But I don't. So I won't.
I have also updated my website to list the shows I am in...it is now in a new table called 'Exhibitions'. Funny that!!
Watch this space for news of the show!
Friday, 5 November 2010
- Two bathroom cabinets
- Four jewellery boxes from oak and sycamore
- A shelf unit for a computer room
- The carcass of an AV cabinet
- Twenty two drawers made from cedar
- Nine dovetailed pencil boxes
- Three book cases
And at the moment I am alternating between making a sideboard and a blanket chest. So I have been busy.
Today I have been spraying some of the sideboard door. The sideboard is completely black, and having sprayed 35 big panels black, the spray room is now black. And sometime, like yesterday, I seem to get as much black over myself as over what I am spraying. Don't ask how or why, but yesterday I did manage to spill 1/2 litre of the lacquer, all over the spray room table, floor, my measuring scales and myself. Although there was lots of black running everywhere, the air was a dark shade of blue!
While I am waiting for coats of lacquer to dry, I swap between projects. So today not only have I been shaping the legs of the blacket chest, I have also been making some 3d CAD models of a drinks cabinet I want to make for early next year.
I plan to make the cabinet from oak (the light brown in the model) and wenge (the dark brown in the model). As it is a drinks cabinet, the top most shelf will be used to hang wine glasses from, while the other shelf used to store spirits and mixers. I can't decide yet if I should made something for the bottom shelf area for storing wine bottles lying down.
Friday, 2 April 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Just before Christmas, I finished a pair of bedside cabinets made from sycamore and oak. Go have a look at the pictures of them on my website.