Widgets and joints……

Today, medicine  Jon and I spent some time back in the photo studio setting up for a new widget on the site.

It would be nice to let you see a 360 degree view of the furniture, so we started with a table that has a quilted Makore top....  this wood is unique in that the grain pattern shifts before your eyes as you move.

A rotating table was placed on the chroma key mat and the table was centered on it.

setup As the table was rotated slowly,  a series of shots were taken.    Once complete, the new widget comes into play....(of course, there had to be some magical hand waving by Jon)  and we get this makore table   The image can be rotated, much in the same way as a panorama but inward looking at the object.

We are kind of pleased how this turned out.  We hope you are as well.

The title of this posting did include a mention of  joints though...  The chairs currently in the shop are having the backs and arm assemblies fit to them.    The tapered finger joint between the arm and curved back is kind of tricky to get just right.   One side of the joint is cut with the back saw and the edge is transferred to the mating piece...after the mate is  hand cut the back assembly is glued up.  The completed part is then rough shaped on the bandsaw in preparation for spoke-shaving to its final form.   Its gratifying to see how the joint looks fresh out of the saw....

joint

 

Looks pretty good...next, making shavings.....