Firstly, I did not start out by looking at some cool wood stuff (i.e: a cool looking piece of wooden furniture) and go crazy that I should try making it. Nor did I venture into some D.I.Y projects and call it a woodworking project.
Perhaps, there’s a little old school in me where I kinda uncomfortable with people tagging themselves with “I’m a woodworker” who acknowledge themselves as furniture designer while working on metal and wood hybrid furniture (i.e contemporary furniture).I guess I’m not liberal enough to accept these wide range of skills as being categorized as part of woodworking skills.
Update Completed as of Dec01,2015
This will be a long article, I will pause in between writing. So please check back later for updates.
A little while back in June when my workbench was posted throughout various websites and facebook. It came to my attention of this commentator whom posted a comment on a particular facebook page with regards to my workbench.
As you have guessed from the above title, yup I’m currently in the midst of getting all the necessary stuffs (meranti wood of different sizes, templates,jigs, lathe, etc) before I start crafting a Sam Maloof’s Inspired Rocker.
Unfortunately, I have to wait for my lumbers to dry and stabilize before I start using them. They were freshly cut and time taken for the lumber to dry at room temperature is between 8 months to a year. It is absolutely critical for the lumber to dry at room temperature so that it will not warp.
I have also began creating a blog to show my progress while crafting it. You can certainly view it from time to time for new updates (as of now its kinda nothing yet).
In the meantime, I will be crafting out a step stool and a beam daybed (Kobikidai Daybed). I name my daybed kobikidai daybed simply because its a japanese word for saw horse and my design is based on that. I have also completed a kobikidai bench ( a beam bench siting on a small japanese saw horse). I’ll upload some pics later.
When a mission is achieved or to simply put it in woodworking context ” having completed a woodworking project”, the self satisfaction that I felt is immeasurable. The accomplishment itself is enough to credit limitless of bragging rights which will serve as a yardstick for self improvement on my future woodworking projects.
For every progress made in my woodworking endeavour, it will certainly influence my style of writing and presentation for each future projects. True enough that we are living in a modern material world which requires multitasking. At times, being “jack of all trades” is pretty rewarding.
These pieces were lost somewhere in the dark storage. Kinda forgotten that it ever existed. Only until recently that I have seen it when I was cleaning up some of my stuff in the storage room. I have decided to post it here for your viewing pleasure.
Woohoo, I’m a “wordpresso”. Is that even a word, well, it is now.