Posted By admin on April 27, 2011
This home library furnishing is done by Kory M. Zussman from Calabasas, California, United States.
Kory Zussman started woodworking as a 13 year-old kid in seventh grade.
In senior high school he participated in “Vocational Wood Shop” which was two hours a day, five days a week.
After senior high school he did not engaged in carpentry work for thirteen years. He completed his education as a Periodontist.
In 1998, he came out of his woodworking retirement by building a triplet cradle for his sister triplets.
Kory Zussman has said about that time:
“ During my formal professional education and the early years of establishing my practice, my spare time had been extremely limited.
As a result, I had denied myself something that I truly loved to do.
At that point, I made the decision to get back into woodworking and to perfect my skills through trial and error as I read, took courses and worked with experts.
I began by acquiring some basic tools that would allow me to build simple pieces.
After a short period of time, I upgraded to more professional quality tools, many of which I still use today. ”
More of his work can be seen on zussmanfurniture.com
Decorative Marquetry Panel
Posted By admin on April 21, 2011
“Beer” by Victor Kaut
You know you’re a woodworker if/when:
1. You get A piece of lumber for Christmas and it makes your whole day.
2. Giving router bits to your wife for x-mas, and not remembering to duck.
3. You tell the wife you’re stopping by the church/temple on the way home and she knows it’s the Woodcraft store.
4. You dress up for Halloween and instead of say trick or treat you say: “I just want to take a picture and a few measurement of your furniture”.
“Kums” by Victor Kaut
5. the forest rangers know you by your first name and search your truck for chain saws each time you enter the forest even though you have told them a hundred times you are helping nature by removing the old dead stuff.
6. You spend hours telling person how properly maintain a tool, then tell where to go buy their own, because the first carnal rule of the woodworker is not to lend out your tools.
7. You carry a chainsaw in the trunk and chase behind tornadoes to get those knocked down trees that fall across the road.
8. the drivers of lumber delivery trucks know where you live and where to unload your lumber order while you are out looking for a new router/ tablesaw or picking up a cup of coffee.
Posted By admin on April 20, 2011
Miniature watch-pendant by Valery Danevich
These pocket watches are made by Valery Danevich ( Валерий Даневич ) from Kiev, Ukraine.
The only non-wood detail in these watches is the spring and they are fully working.
Valeri Danevitsch was born on 13th October 1968 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The tradition of carpentry work is distributed in the dynasty Danevitsch from generation to generation, from father to sons.
From early childhood he was fascinated by the works of his father and grandfather.
In 1986 Valeri Danevitsch successfully completed his professional education as a cabinetmaker.
The ability to implement his knowledge and skills at a high level, motivated him to start his own company in 2004, specializing in production of high quality furniture accessories and wooden spiral staircases.
Another business was the restoration of valuable furniture of bygone eras.
Driven by the question of what one could produce from wood, he started experimenting with wooden movements for clocks in 2005.
During this experimental phase of his career, he learned the basics of a watchmaker.
And essential was studying the properties of different woods that are suitable for watchmaking.
His first movement was designed for a floor clock.
After the sixth clock mechanism, which he did, he read the book about watchmaking and it only helped him to accelerate the calculations.
After several trials and errors the first pocket-sized watch was made in 2008.
The dimensions of the last watch, which was finished in 12. 2010 are: diameter 30mm , thickness 13mm and its made from birch burl, birch, apple and bamboo.
Valery Danevich has said about his work:
“ For what I’m doing them, probably for the best! For the soul, for the sake of money, and simply can`t not to do them.”
“When I working on a mechanism, I rejoice as a child for a success of every detail, even forgetting about the problems.”
More of his work can be seen here: rezbaderevo.ru
The content mostly come from here: watch-wiki.de