So what have I been up to? Mainly finishing some space in my sister's house for my mom to live in. I'll take some pictures at some point and post them. But I've also been working on a couple of side projects. Below are photos of some of the most amusing of those projects.
Teddy bear head and rump mounts. These were actually a commission for a friend who wanted them as a gift for her brother. I dissected a teddy bear and cut out 3/4" plywood (overkill but better for taking on the 1/2" pneumatic staples I was using) discs shaped to fit the profile of the teddy bear. These were inserted into the open ends of the bear. Then I folded over the cloth and stapled them in place. Then it was time to make the plaques.
I folded a piece of heavy drawing paper in half and drew then cut out the approximate shape. Opened it up and took a look. Wasn't quite right so I did it again. Once I had a shape I liked I traced it out on some 3/4" oak and then cut it out carefully with a jigsaw. Clean up the edges with a sander and or rasps and then routed out using an ogee bit on my router table. Had to be quite careful about the corners as oak is prone to chipout. Then I sanded and finished them with some clear poly. Finally I set some stops on my router table did some test pieces and then cut the keyhole slot for hanging.
From there I eyeballed placement of the mounts themselves and then nailed through the back of the plaques into the plywood that I'd used as backing for the mounts. Easy peasy.
Been very busy lately. Mostly with carpentry projects. But I've made some time here and there to take and work on some photos as well. So here's a couple. First off some photos from a shoot I did with Patrick Cummings of Again Faster at Crossfit Fenway way back in February.
And my friends Ben and Kelly of Hubris stopped by a couple weekends ago to visit and play with fire.
More to come on the Gallery page!