Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ongoing Efforts

Amazingly no one was crushed, nor did we roll it into my van.

The seat deepened a bit.

A bit more here and there. Soon hoping to have it light enough to walk it.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Only what, two years since it came down during Sandy I started on the two main sections of the oak that stood over my home growing up.  The main Y is meant to be a monolithic chair, the trunk a mix of boards and large scale carving blanks. The main objective is of course to get it off the lawn before my father sets it on fire. My brothers in town for the holiday were helping out. Of course we managed two cuts before we broke a piece on the saw.  With the aid of my brothers electric Stihl we did make a good bit of  progress on the chair, which is almost light enough to move...

Day I progress.

Day II Dennis contemplates our efforts.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Weekend's Tinkering

Current state of the ent head.

A couple boards cut from the Cedar lane tree,including the roughed out pieces for the display easel I'm building for a cross section through the tree.  Oh and a total mess...

Dry assembly test of the bench I'm building from the Cedar lane tree, likely with the Teaneck Public library as its final destination. The uprights are cut from a Y of  the tree, roughing these is my main accomplishment. The seat and back are neither the final boards nor the final lengths, though the general curve and placement are what I'm going for. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A New Project

An experiment (as always). I have a hazy ambition to do an articulated full body to go with this head... Ambitious, as it would be maybe 3-4 foot.

Day I and an only hazy intention concept sketch.

Another day or so.