Last week's Picture Inspiration proved to be a real challenge. We, at #Woodchat, were looking at a picture of an SR71 stealth plane. Most of us started by looking at the actual shape of the plane and trying to relate what we saw to lines suitable for a furniture design. When I found that didn't … Continue reading A Topless Table
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 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
Last night on #Woodchat, we had a look at Insanity 2 and discussed options for the back of the cabinet and shelves. The discussion started at 13:21 and ran until 46:20. I learned that my cohost, Matt Gradwohl, was equally insane. Together, we decided that our viewers may have also been insane for following along (unless they happened … Continue reading #Woodchat is Going Insane
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
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
Ten months ago, my co-host Matt Gradwohl and I retooled the weekly Twitter chat known as #Woodchat and added a video component to include more content. Last Wednesday, we talked with our guest Eli Cleveland of The Furniture Project about how to show work in a furniture show. We had a lot of questions for Eli and he … Continue reading #Woodchat Discusses Furniture Shows
We woodworkers love talking about woodworking - we love sharing our learned knowledge and experiences. The materials, tools and processes are common topics and there is always more to be learned. That is largely why I maintain this blog, read other blogs and participate on various forums and social media platforms. Twitter is one of … Continue reading #Woodchat is Back!