More Wall Shelf Sketches

I've continued to sketch, trying to figure out what design to use for the Wall Shelf Build-Off this weekend. I could well find myself in the shop Saturday without a design and just making it up on the fly - that idea is not foreign to me. Have a look at my sketches - perhaps … Continue reading More Wall Shelf Sketches

Sketching to Develop Wall Shelf Ideas

With two weeks before the Wall Shelf Build-Off, I spent some time this afternoon working on design ideas. I filled three pages of sketches with a variety of designs. When sketching, I like to use pen and don't spend more than half a minute on each. I use the sketches to help me figure out what I … Continue reading Sketching to Develop Wall Shelf Ideas

Week Six of #Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration!

Start with a sketch, but make it quick. There’s real work to be done. - Stefan Hartwing (This quote has been added to my page Quotables, where you'll find many more interesting quotes.) For the past five weeks at #Woodchat on Air, we have been playing our new design game called #Woodchat's Picture Inspiration. We looked … Continue reading Week Six of #Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration!

#Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration! Design Game

#Woodchat on Air is a weekly online woodworking program hosted by Matt Gradwohl of Uppercut Woodworks, Scott Meek of Scott Meek Woodworks, and me. Watch it Wednesday nights at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern (duration: approximately 1 hour). Last year, we at #Woodchat on Air ran the #Woodchat Telephone Game Design Experiment.  We started with one design … Continue reading #Woodchat’s Picture Inspiration! Design Game

Insanity 2: Doors

As you saw in my last post, I had created two doors with curved frames for Insanity 2.  The curved edges eliminated most of the conventional options of attaching doors to a cabinet, so I sat down with my sketch book to come up with other ways. Here are the sketches that I drew.  Their … Continue reading Insanity 2: Doors

Round Three of #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Round 1 Three weeks ago, I shared a drawing of this table which I'd designed.  It was part of what we've called the #Woodchat Telephone Game Design Experiment. I presented the design at #Woodchat in this video and handed the design over to my co-host Matt Gradwohl who was eager to redraw the table his way.  (Discussion of the table … Continue reading Round Three of #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

#Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Below is my initial drawing for #Woodchat's inaugural Telephone Game Design Experiment. The idea is to start with a design drawn by one person (me).  Then, another person takes my design and redraws it their way, incorporating any changes they wish to make.  Next, a third person takes the second drawing and redraws it their way. … Continue reading #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Maya Selway – Kishu Vase

Artist Name:  Maya Selway Title:  Kishu Vase Details:  circa 2012 - Oxidized copper Why It's Notable:  We get so accustomed to thinking of things as the way we know them (vases hold liquid).  When we challenge the way we think about things, it opens up new possibilities.  Maya Selway has not only challenged the definition … Continue reading Maya Selway – Kishu Vase

Hardware Inspires Me

Experienced woodworkers know that one of the keys to a successful project is to have the hardware that will be used on-hand before the planning stage is complete and building begins. While having a thorough (and accurate) understanding of the hardware is one reason to explore what is available, I also study hardware for inspiration. … Continue reading Hardware Inspires Me