I have spent the last 2 days designing a series of wrought iron arches for a custom made cabinet unit. Duet Fine Wood Work had been commissioned to create a cabinet unit for a client on the west coast. It is being made of beautiful mahogany, and will have all the finer things i.e.. custom made moldings.
After I saw the 60% finished piece I was a little intimidated. David, the craftsman making the piece, was giving me dimensions for the decorative grills and when he started breaking it down to the 16th of an inch… I really got worried.
There is a saying in the woodworking world;
Measure twice and cut once.
Well, in the art metal world it’s a little different. If I make it too small… I can just add a piece, grind the weld smooth, and tada! It’s the right size.
No, David has given me exact dimensions and has shown me the cabinet is perfectly square. (yet another problem for me)
I decided that I was up for the challenge. I can make exact dimensions and right angles….it just takes more effort.
The final produce will be fabulous. And I will be part of it!
This week I made the frames and moved on to fitting the scrolls into them.
It has been a long 2 days, but the work has been a blast.
Here is a sample of one piece.
I think I can do this … have fun doing it … and have it fit perfectly!
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