Saturday, October 29, 2016

DCBE Day 5 - Last Day

Today was a long day. Alex and I were determined to get as much done as possible, in order for him to finish the leather work while he had access to tools, etc. 

First, a tour of the summer house and Jonas' impressive newly built shed.

My sycamore chair already broke in the same exact spot again, this time because I used a piec of wood with some rot that I didn't realize would be week. Easy fix, while I'm here.

Friday, October 28, 2016

DCBE Day 4

We are making some real progress today. I got my chair put together. I brought the black leather from my broken pear chair with me, and put it on a new sycamore frame. It just needs a bit of finish.

Jonas finished his chair. His is also sycamore, with a brown leather. This is truly one of the nicest chairs I've seen. Mrs. Mulesaw liked it so much, she wants him to build another just like it.

Alex has been focused on two chairs: one in sycamore and one in elm. He has a gorgeous side of 10 ounce burgundy Latigo leather.

Jonas and Alex both loved working with leather for the first time. Jonas re-named my edge beveler the "Edge Nicer." As in, this tool makes the edge nicer. I'll call it that from now on.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

DCBE Day 3

Today started very productive. That is, until I relied on the layout I did last night at midnight. It's a lucky thing there's lots of wood here.

Olav arrived this afternoon. We had a nice visit. He hasn't mad plans on what he wants to make, yet. He might just do some leatherwork, as he needs a holster for a big chisel.

Jonas started working some leather today, and seems to like the edge trimming tool, which he re-named the "Edge Nicer." We also tested out his geometry press, and may use that somewhere on a chair.

Yesterday we borrowed an original Klint safari chair. There are a lot of neat details that I didn't know about before.