With a title that nods to Monty Python, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening at the shop during our period of silence (online, that is).
Bill has been moving well along on the Peter Scott desk, with the bookcase assembled, its cornice molding installed and the panel doors well along.
Brian’s Scott tea tables are well along:
The Chinese chair, based on the Wentworth original in the CW collections, has its carved frame parts joined now. The arm pieces go on next. From a collaboration by Mack and Kaare:
Mack has been working on preliminaries for the coming reproductions of the Mount Vernon candlestands:
And despite a relapse of the injury to his left hand, Ed now has the large bentside glued and nailed to the spinet:
Ed wants to thank the other guys for their help in getting this done the day before Hurricane Irene hit the region! Whoa!
Oh yes, almost forgot. Brian has gotten good practice in on the treadle lathe we have in the shop, borrowed from the gunsmiths. This is one of the Osage Orange mallets he made.
Of course, we know the beauty is in the details. This post is just to update our projects. It takes a lot of time to write the technical posts and time has not been on our side lately. These pictures will no doubt spur questions. We will do our best to answer them. Thanks for your patience, everybody.
The Hay Shop