An Intro to Sculpted Furniture
Andy Chidwick, is a great designer-craftsman of sculptural furniture, and a good friend of mine. I like Andy because he is a creative, but more than that, he is a generous woodworker and carries the "Share the Love-Share the Knowledge" attitude. Since January, he has been traveling with the Woodworking Shows, giving seminars to share his sculptural design and furniture making techniques with woodworkers across the U.S.
As if living as a road warrior instructor for 3 months is not enough, he also just wrote a 4 page article which can be found in the most recent issue of Woodworker West. In the article, titled "Intro to Sculpted Furniture" Andy does a nice job of covering the basic tools & foundation techniques for creating sculpted furniture. You can read the digital copy of Woodworker West and check out Andy's article starting on page 36.
Bonus: I Discovered A Great Magazine
After reading Andy's article I started checking out the rest of Woodworker West magazine, and I found that I really like it. Not just Andy's article, but the WHOLE magazine! Until Andy had told me about his latest article, I had never heard of Woodworker West.
Take a look at this issue for Andy's article and be sure to check out the rest of the magazine. It is really a great resource of information, not just for the how-to, but also for show and exhibition listings that you might be interested in seeing or displaying your work in. That information is not really shared in the standard woodworking magazines.
One more thing that woodworkers may find of particular interest are the special memorial issues covering the passing of Sam Maloof and James Krenov. These are still available.
For more information on subscriptions check out Woodworker West subscription information.
I had only intended to share with you Andy's article, but I was so impressed with the magazine I had to share my thoughts on it with you as well.
Until next time - Be safe in your own shop!