STL180: Designing Without Drawing
Mike, Anissa, and Ben discuss design process, vibrant painted finishes, maintaining Japanese chisels, and their shop resolutions for 2019
I’m thinking of making a bench inspired by Mark Edmundson’s “Modern Danish Cord Bench” from issue #194-Nov/Dec 2007. I’m want to stretch the width to 6’ to use at my 7’ table. Will the front and rear rails be enough to support 4 well fed adults or will I have a hilarious story to tell for the next 30 year about the thanksgiving collapse of 2019?
- Mark Edmundson’s “Modern Danish Cord Bench” from issue #194-Nov/Dec 2007 – http://bit.ly/2SyAeDa
- Strategies For Building Stronger Furniture by Mike Korsak #269–July/August 2018 Issue – http://bit.ly/2PUMWut
I saw a video where Matt Wajda drew a tool chest, full scale by hand. Is this a common method? I draw Architecture for a living, I am tired of drawing. I’m not interested in SketchUp, I already spend way too much time with AutoCAD. Woodworking is my release. I completely understand that you can work issues out on paper long before you even touch a board. I am curious about designing without drawing. Does anyone you know use a design process that does not involve drawing?
- Behind the Design: Tim Coleman’s Arabesque by Tim Coleman and Ben Strano #270–Sep/Oct 2018 Issue – http://bit.ly/2SALeQe
- Mike’s post showing the 1/4-piece mirror trick – http://bit.ly/2RumlIO
Segment: Shop Resolutions
- Mike – Learn a new skill this year
- Anissa – Draw every day
- Ben – Finish working on his shop, and start working in his shop… by May
Any idea how to go about achieving the finish in the attached image? I’ve never seen a finish like this one that’s pretty vibrant, yet maintains the appearance of the grain. Is it just a watered down paint?
- Real Milk Paint’s Color Chart – https://www.realmilkpaint.com/help/resources/color-mixing/
- Old Fashioned Milk Paint’s Color Chart – http://www.milkpaint.com/color.html
I have some Japanese chisels that I’m starting to use. About 3/16” behind the edge of the blade is a cove. When you grind back to that cove, the back will no longer be flat. Do you have to toss the chisel out at that point?
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