I wish I had two more days, just 16 hours of work, probably I’d be completely happy then. But, I have only three hours a day, and my kid is sick, so I finished it a bit earlier. Lots of photos below.
Almost in panic! Christmas festival is only one month away. And I only have time for one more item, this time it will be tuscan table. Lots of work here – carved legs with lots of details, turned parts, marquetry top, drawers… This table is kinda huge for me, legs are 7mm thick, quite unusual for me.
I didn’t expect it to finish so early! Less than a month, my personal record with the kid at home
The only thing I regret – I didn’t take any photos of WIP, when I was making drawers and legs. Making legs was fun! I bought a duplicator sometime ago, and I was really into trying it, because I heard rave reviews about it. But I didn’t have a chance because I was moving to the new apartment then I was busy with customizing my table saw… Then I had no time to install this damn duplicator, I have only forty to sixty minutes a day to work on minis, sooo… I did it the old way, with chisels and hands But, it turned out quite good.
That awkward moment when you think you almost everything about marquetry and here it is! Something new! Several months ago I was re-watching Cartier collection videos on Youtube with marquetry process and mosaics and somehow I came across another collection – with straw marquetry. I heard only about Chinese tradition of straw pictures before, but this time it was miniature version! And I really wanted to try it.
I’m super happy that it’s finally finished, because I’m a bit tired of all these butterflies and leaves and curves, and want to move to something simple again. It was quite a job, but I managed to make it quite good. Overall, it was fun! I still need to make the inner frame for the central door to cover the “glass”, but it won’t take long.
I didn’t expect that just one panel would take so long. But considering the fact that I have only 3 hours a day (except weekend), it’s not surprising. The new panel is on the left, the old one is on the right. IMO, the new one looks much better. I changed the veneer background, color of mother of pearl, etc. And overall, I see slight improvements in my skill level.
Next week I’ll start the next panel.
Well, it’s finished! Pretty happy with it – though I had my troubles with hinges, which was a surprise for me.
Well, actually the stand itself is almost done, but I decided to show a bit of process
I only needed one more hour today to finish the second panel for the door, almost half of it is done. So I’ll show only the first one for now. Well, I need to sand it, add couple more details, but overall it’s done.
I almost finished the new item, I only need to make doors with marquetry, but this is the good part This stand is very similar to the wardrobe I started making last year but didn’t finish. And the designer of this item is the same as with art nouveau sofa I made quite some time ago.