Oak & Laurel Workshop | Fine furniture & architectural carving
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I'm excited to be collaborating with @gaston.wyatt and @gpschafer on various interior architectural ornaments for a California residence. I admire the outstanding work of both firms and it is an honor to be part of the project. Currently I'm carving 12 of these pilaster capitals. Shown here is the prototype but I'll be sharing some of the process in other posts.
Custom bench legs in reclaimed walnut. #woodturning #woodworking #customwoodworking #madeinmaine #lathe #furniture #maine #biddeford
Custom cabinet legs in reclaimed walnut. #woodturning #woodworking #customwoodworking #maine #madeinmaine #lathe #furniture
Assisted Ventura Stairbuilding today with the installation of the wreath I recently made for them. It went together as planned rather swimmingly and tomorrow all the joints will be blended smooth. @eider_inc
Another newel post made for Ventura Stairbuilders on their lathe in Biddeford. Had to replicate and stretch the pattern. #madeinmaine #custom #millwork #stairs #traditional #lathe #handmade #biddeford #woodturning #newelpost #stairs #stairparts #maine
The finished handrail wreath and a flat turn as well. The little flute on the bottom edge was made with a scratch stock and small gouge.
Putting the profile on the wreathed handrail.
Did some itinerant wood turning this morning for Ventura Stairbuilding in their shop here in Biddeford. A lighthouse shaped newel post.
More progress on the wreathed handrail... After tracing the falling lines using a thin piece of wood to create a graceful form, the top and bottom faces were shaped, mostly by kerfing with handsaw to my lines and quickly chopping away the waste and then smoothing the faces with a shallow gouge. The two parts were permanently bolted/glued together using the jig to ensure the proper orientation. It is still slightly over sized (by about 1/8") so I can further fair the curves and better square it up before the profile can be molded. A lot of work!
Finish cut the length and fitted the joint on the wreathed handrail today. I made a jig to represent the radius space between and the straight rail connection angles on either end and it also helped align my center joint. It's dry fitted/bolted and now I can finish squaring it. Still a good amount of stock to remove...