Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Oak Display Cabinet - Finished....Almost!

For the last month I have been working on this display cabinet in oak.

Well, it is now finished, well almost.......

Just waiting for the glass to arrive.

The carving is of the 4 rifles regiment cap badge and the 4 rifles is where this cabinet is heading.

A close up of the carving work by David White.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Big Glue Up - Part 2

Time to finally glue up the top unit.

That's the all the tricky gluing out of the way for this project.  Next the doors.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Designing Day

Today is a designing day, I will be out of the workshop and in the office, I thought I'd share some of my designs that have yet to see the light of day.

The brief for this design was a wooden briefcase.  All my initial designs start life on paper, it allows me to quickly doodle ideas, if any of the ideas appear promising I will fire up the computer and launch Google Sketchup.

Sketchup is great tool for quickly getting ideas in to a format that is easy to present to clients.

Most design ideas will require a period of tweaking before they start to feel right.

Once I'm happy with the sketchup drawing I will usually render the image to produce a realistic(ish) image with the desired materials.