Wednesday, January 16, 2013

To Make A French Bench...



...you should use French wood. 

To get French wood, you must, of course, travel to a French lumberyard.




Not this lumberyard...




...but this one.




The wood is processed to completion in the mind of the woodworker, before real cuts are made.




A forge is stoked, the anvil sits at the ready...




Iron is shaped by the strong hands of the blacksmith




Hot metal is quenched, the holdfast takes shape and a tool to make the stuff of daily life emerges.



The material has been patiently waiting to join the effort.

5 comments:

  1. A nice teaser, Jameel! I can't wait to read the next few posts on this subject.

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  2. So are you going to share where all these great pictures were taken?

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  3. I never thought an anvil could be so sexy!

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