Member's Work Retrospective #2 2015 & 16 individual pieces

This is the second of a retrospective of the fine and varied work of our membership. These pieces were all built under our mentored rentals program (AKA "Mentals"). One of the things that I most enjoy is seeing people jump from beginner level to completion of such nicely done and sometimes complex work, simply with the addition of a bit of leveraged advice.

Individual pieces from 2015 and 2016:

Variable Depth Bookcase by a former student. A full scale layout was the key

Variable Depth Bookcase by a former student. A full scale layout was the key

Ships ladders by one of our seasoned members. 

Ships ladders by one of our seasoned members. 

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Very nice computer desk

Art by Yeggy

Art by Yeggy

Top bar beehive by a former student who took our very first woodworking class

Top bar beehive by a former student who took our very first woodworking class

Member's Work Retrospective #1 Charlie's Planters

We have been at the business of helping other people succeed with wood working for a good time now. Time to set out a series to catch up on some of the great variety projects done through the years at our shop.

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This one is from way back in July, 2014. Charlie started out completely green with one prospective client and a fervent desire to become a woodworker. The three of us met and agreed that I would design a set up for Charlie to use for repeated orders of a small knock down table that Charlie's client had lost his supplier for. Charlie would learn from me in the process. 

In very little time, we were sending other requests from our network to Charlie, and also guiding him through that custom work. Charlie was up to speed to do what you see here within 6 months of his start. Eventually he designed his own product (really nice pedal boards)  and quickly made a success of them on Etsy. He eventually moved on to his own shop on Bainbridge island and thrived. 

Full disclosure: the carving was done in Asia, Charlie did all the rest.

 

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Tahle Patton’s Beautiful Credenza

This is some recent work by Tahle Patton of Grainlab Furniture, one of our full time furniture makers. I told her I consider it the best piece of hers that I have see so far and I mean it for true.
It will be in the upcoming “Lost and Found” show at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery at 2111 First Avenue, Seattle. The opening for the show is on July 12, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00. If you love fine woodworking, don’t miss this one.