Wm. R. Robertson Posted August 25, 2016 Share Posted August 25, 2016 One of the things about my work that I strive for is to make each piece I do better in some way than whatever I have done before. After doing this for 39 years Im just starting to feel like I'm finally getting it. Another odd thing is what motivates us to do something? I mean after all a lot of us might have a list of projects a mile long, some for ourselves and some for clients. Here is a little story about a little table. In 2013 I agreed to make a miniature of a 18th c. Danish Rococo tile top tea table. These are typically painted and often have Dutch tile tops, my friend LeeAnn Chellis Wessel would do the tile and the painting. As a matter of fact she did the tile right away so this has been sitting in a drawer in my shop for a while. This summer on my annual trip to Denmark, I have spent July there for the past 14 years. We were driving around exploring the large island of Fyn and were told to go to this antique shop and BB. Gelskov Gods is in an old Manor House located way out in the country, near impossible to find as it is not in a village or on a main road but certainly worth it when you get there. gelskovgods I spent a while looking through the out building filled with beautiful things and even bought two small old paintings. I sat and had a coffee with the owner and talked a bit about Danish furniture and studied the table seen over by the window. When I got home and cleaned my shop I was inspired to do this piece table from years ago. The person that commissioned the table owns the original and sent many pictures and dimensions. I thought what would be nice is to focus on the underside, to try capture the oxidized look of the original and do this with mostly hand tools. Starting with the tile top I made it buy making a molding and matching the corners with a turning, of this I did use machines. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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