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Nice wood, but I sure wished you would have used wood, or even fabricated steel for the leg system. Plopping it on top of a sewing machine base doesn't appeal to me at all.
Wood and metal (glass) compliment each other if used correctly. There are a few pieces that need ALL wood for their compliments. BUT a set of spindly turned wood legs definitely wouldn't go with this style!!
John I think you done a nice job, I do like the single pedestal's top...I thought of a sassafras leaf.
John, a few things I've learned during my "rustic" journey. These are observations with nature....there are no 90 deg corners (except with stone), as a matter of fact most natural edges have a worn look. I'll "knock-off/45" a potential corner then hone/sand the sharp parts to flow but not round a major corner. I go and put wear patterns/marks to have appearance of finding the slab in that form not a purposely cut. I actually use a large 9" disc sander to level/plane my slabs, I DON'T want a true flat flat surface as a planed piece finishes out but it to appear worn flat from natural use..
I wish you the best in your adventure, I truly like the mix with metal. Everyone has they're own style and techniques along with opinions.
the sewing mach. was a gift from my wife's best friend so I thought it would be nice to surprise her tim thanks for advise im new at this this was my second and third attempt still learning im a 63 year old student of the wood
John, the "sewing base gift" is a very important thing to mention when describing a build, it just gives it more interest AND a reason why a artist flows one or the other way on a build. I done this build with a old wood cook stove metal base with beehive boxes...without mentioning the history behind the build and parts it all looks throwed together, unplanned without meaning OR character...BUT with showing the background of this base it was this lady's grandfathers AND he kept his old beehives on it over the years on the hillside behind the house SHE now lives in AND I secretly helped her young adult sons build and merge 2 hives together to form a quilt box with the daughter sewing a runner to drape across it for a Mother's day gift...now it's BEAUTIFUL AND a memorable heirloom!!! This isn't to hijack your thread, ONLY to show the importance of mentioning the history of why we use things in our builds.
You done a great job for 2nd or 3rd attempt....LEARNING, I've never stopped learning in my 32 yrs of business BUT IF I had've listened to an old man (60 yrs of my age then) when I first started then I'D be 30 yrs ahead of the "rustic and reclaim" fad AND not refueling an old flame of love in wood. WHEN I stop learning then it's time to bury me!!!
you did a nice thing congrats this is how I play in retirement keeps me busy im waiting for spring so I can take the woodmizer out and make more slabs for future projects thanks
Yes John, hard to beat emotional connections with people's satisfaction with your work. Using heirloom family trees, or heirloom family objects makes a real connection for the new owners and keeps their memories alive. I bet you were the hero that day!
yeah lots of hugs and tears