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Jefferson

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So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:15:49 PM »
Cal, how about you, or any other mid-westerners, got anything on the bench, or on the drawing board?

I'm finishing up a table and trying to design a pair of Seymour-esq, side tables.

Rick

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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 08:52:03 AM »
Rick,

Thanks for asking.  Currently I am working on a new cornice for an existing bookcase for the Nelson-Atkins museum in Kansas City.  I have been going really slowly because, after all, it is going to be placed on the original.

Other than that, heading to NC in March to try to get back to work on my Thomas White desk.  Hopefully I will be able to really make a large dent in the remaining work.

Make sure you are ready for show and tell at the next meeting.  I look forward to seeing the table(s).   I will be announcing the date and presenters within the next couple of days.....CH
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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 10:40:08 AM »
Hey Rick,Calvin
   It sure feels good to finish a project doesn't it?I just finishes a dashboard for a 1932 Stutz coup.It was fill of oil,dirt sun bleached, and burnt but it turned out good. Congrats on your dads award Calvin, hard work does pay off. Do you have to match an old finish at the Nelson, or is it an easy fix? I should be in KC in a couple months, we should do lunch.
Rick, how is the table
turning out? Any problems or just another day in the shop?
Randy
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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 11:50:02 AM »
Cal, sounds good, I'm looking forward to the next get together.

The replacement cornice for the piece at the N-A, sounds cool, I can see why you'd want to take your time and do that right. I googled a "Thomas White desk", and the first link that came up was a link to your Dad's school website. I got to look at the original, plus some some made at the school. All I can say is, very nice, one of the cooler fall fronts I've seen. I can certainly see why you guys would want to build one.

Randy, building a dash for a Stutz must have been an interesting project, those were awesome cars!

My card table is nearing completion, the base is ready for varnish and I bandsawed out the two tops yesterday. I have a banding to make yet, plus I need to clean up the tops and get the hinges figured out. I'll post some pics in the next day or two.

Take care fellas.

Rick

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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 12:08:00 PM »
Randy,

Always good to hear from you.  I would grab a bite with you next time you are in the area.  The Stutz sounds really interesting.  I'm sure it looks stunning.

Thankfully the finishing of this cornice (although I am willing to try....) will be handled by Joe Rogers, I have asked to be involved though, if for nothing else to learn from him and see how he goes about adding the age to match the original.

Most of my fretting has been to match the species on the inlay banding and to match the workmanship characteristic the best I can.

Cal
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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 01:42:53 PM »
Um, I think we need pics, Cal. :)

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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 01:40:39 PM »
Calvin,

How is this for an idea?  I know the group is always looking for things to talk about when they meet and your cornice seems like an interesting project.  What do you think if on my next visit to KC that we get together talk about the cornice and maybe discuss/demonstrate the finishing of it.  I would be willing to donate my time to demonstrate how to match an Antique finish and color.  I don't know Joe Rogers very well (we just met the once) but I do have a working history with Kathryn Futter at the Museum.  If you think there would be some interest in this, let me know.

Randy
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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 11:44:11 PM »
Randy,

Sounds interesting, I will run it by Joe this week.

Rick,

Attached is a picture of the cornice, along with the center plaque, which is the most challenging part of the cornice.  I also am showing the original cornice at Yale.   I feel pretty good as I have very little experience with veneer and less than that with banding.  I think it has turned out well.

FYI, the date for the SUMMER Sapfm meeting is July 30th in KC.  I will make a separate post to make sure people get the date on their calendars.

Thanks, Cal
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Re: So, anyone working on any projects in Gateway land?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 12:54:57 PM »
Oh hey, that does look nice, you did a great job. When you said cornice I was thinking of something built up of molding profiles. So what is the story behind the piece in question?

Also, I'm really looking forward to the summer meeting you've lined up. If you need any help let me know, I think this time I can follow through.

Rick