Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chair project:legs

Last time I posted it was about making the mold for the backrest. The veneer from the backrest hasn’t arrived yet so I’m moving onto the metal legs and brackets. For the design I wanted to fuse my love of cars with this chair. To achieve this I used thread rods with solid rod ends similar to most adjustable suspension links.Metal brackets had to be designed and fabricated to attach the legs to the base and sitting area.I have yet to finish grinding and painting the brackets but you get the idea.

straight from osaka

trucky showing bitches whats up!

Monday, April 25, 2011

s14rob stickers!

I've had this design made for a while. So on thursday I went up to tf to get them cut... I think they turned out pretty good. lmk know if your interested in some.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chair project: backrest

first step is to make the mold for the backrest that will be later press in a vacuum bag. The mold is made out of sandwiched 5/8" particle board cut to different lengths to give the rest its concave shape.For the veneer to have a good glue up the mold needs to be perfectly smooth... bring on the bondo.I defined the shape with a wood rasp and sanded it with 120 and 220 grit.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chair project.

So I'm in a furniture design and construction class this semester at school. The goal of the class is to design and build a piece of furniture within the 15 week semester. My professor basically told the class that its going to be hard to design and finish a seating piece in the time frame. So that scared all of my classmates into making shelving and small coffee tables. So i wanted to designed a chair because I'm hardheaded and shelving/tables are boring to me. My design is a modern take on a shop stool/drum throne. The spherical seating area and bottom base will be made of solid maple. The back rest out will be molded out of maple veneer. The three legs will be aluminum hex with steel solid rod ends similar to adjustable toe rods on a car. The chair itself will be able to move with three spherical polyurethane casters.

Monday, April 18, 2011

the originator


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

pinup of the week:


Sunday, April 10, 2011

the second city

fellow Tipsy Turtle Brian came over today to watch the f1 race and he snapped some pictures of my neglected s14.