Its been a long and rocky start to 2014. I won't bother you with the details lets just say i have used so much tissue i should buy stock in Kleenex.
When i'm having a rough go of thing i always look around the house and begin to be bugged by the little things. This time around i realized that every chair back in the house had a coat or sweatshirt draped over it. This will not doe i thought so i put some sketches down and came up with this.
A lot of the furniture i design ends up looking aeronautical. Turns out that this is no exception. As soon as i had my hands on a cedar 4x4 i started working on my coat rocket.
I don't have a band saw so to cut the shape into the body i needed to draw it out, cut and chisel the excess away until i could smooth it down with a plane and spoke shave.
Once the thing was four sided i set about making the whole thing round. This process is just like making oars round so if you are curious about it you can look here.
The finished product looks great. I don't know what i'll build next but i think there is some lofting in my future if i can just bring myself to focus for long enough.