Scrabble

At Antek's insuch, I started to build a set to play Scrabble. From the beginning, it was a rather elegant version, which would be suitable as a gift.

Therefore, the board was placed on a box with a drawer, into which the coasters and pawns are reassched.

The main material used in the work was mahogany, plywood covered with natural mahogany veneer and other elements made of different types of wood.

So far I have made 2 copies. Each of them was an experiment. In the latter, I was tempted by the resin elements. However, after many attempts, the only thing cast from resin that has been used is a frame with playing fields. These castings are a separate field, requiring patience, trials and trials.

In addition, working on Scrabble mobilized me to buy a laser engraving machine. Burned inscriptions on pawns are perhaps not very perfect, but these are the beginnings.

The first piece of Scrabble also received a beautiful box, to which it is reassched. As a wedding gift, it required a special setting.

The other is waiting for his fate. This version in the future will be produced by me, if of course someone is interested in it.

My works from a few years ago

In this post, I will present my works from many years ago. During my vacation at home in Dobroń, I took some photos of my works from a few years ago.

Currently, I am concentrating on woodworking, but many years earlier I glued glazed table tops, and later, during my stay in Luxembourg, I attended a ceramics course, i.e. molding in clay. It only lasted over a year, but I also got a taste of this field of creativity.

At the end of the post, I put a video composed of the collected photos. You can also watch it on my you-tube channel. https://youtu.be/_a1rxbGllY0

From the mid-90s, for over a dozen years, I have been creating ceramic table tops for tables and cabinets with metal structures.

I made this table 15 years ago. It was the culmination of many years of experience in working with ceramics.
This is probably the last table I made. I made it around 2010.
It required some adjustments over time. Hence, a large fragment is covered only with a joint. Nevertheless, it still serves us today.

And these are my clay works made during the ceramics workshop in Luxembourg. This episode lasted for over a year between 2016 and 2017. I have very fond memories of this course and I regret that I had not been able to continue it. My favorite souvenir is Pablo, who still stands next to the computer today.

Pablo, my favorite sculpture.
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Mahogany table

This is a project that I have been putting off for a long time. I started it a few months ago. The design is similar to the previous ones, but the interior decoration completely different.

The original idea was to make a mandala-like drawing on wood instead of wooden elements. I bought a set of decent crayons from Faber-Castell and used beech plywood as a background.

The shape of the structure remained the same as at the previous tables, although the dimensions are slightly smaller, but most of all I changed the material from beech wood to mahogany.

I like mahogany treatment more and more, After preserving with wax or oil, it achieves a very noble appearance. For now, I have no plans to try with the polyture, after which the effect is even better. It is a process that requires a lot of experience, but everything is in front of me.

Fireplace

I got pictures from friends asking about the possibility of doing something similar. It was a wooden dummy fireplace., which would decorate their living room.

Immediately when I looked at these pics I agreed. The project turned out to be quite simple to perform.

The satisfaction is all the greater because my client also liked it. I made it raw, but they painted it white.

By the way, doing this project motivated me to buy a solid table saw. It takes up a lot of space in this tiny, improvised workshop. It is now the largest machine I have. Fortunately, it's easy to make up.

Kominek

Dostałem zdjęcia od przyjaciół z pytaniem o możliwość wykonania czegoś podobnego. Chodziło o drewniana atrapę kominka., która miałaby zdobić ich salon.

Od razu gdy zerknąłem na te fotki zgodziłem się. Projekt okazał się dość prosty do wykonania.

Satysfakcja tym większa, gdyż moim zleceniodawcą także przypadł do gustu. Wykonałem go w wersji surowej, natomiast oni pomalowali go sami na biało.

Przy okazji wykonywanie tego projektu zmotywowało mnie do zakupu solidnej piły stołowej. W tym malutkim, improwizowanym warsztacie zajmuje sporo miejsca. Jest to teraz największa maszyna jaką posiadam. Na szczęście łatwo się składa.

Stolik z resztek

Nazwa tego projektu brzmi zaskakująco. Postanowiłem wykorzystać materiały, które były odpadkami podczas wyrzynania wzorów do poprzednich prac. Taka mieszanka różnych kształtów oraz różnych gatunków drewna.

Blat zalany przezroczystą żywicą leżał sobie dość długo bez pomysłu na dalsze wykończenie. Gdzieś w internecie przypadkiem znalazłem inspiracje na nogi z rurek. Dodałem do tego obręcz ze stali, która była już całkowicie moim wynalazkiem i powstał … stolik.

Jest to projekt z wykorzystaniem elementów metalowych. To nowy eksperyment, ale czy udany?… Gdybym nie spróbował nie poznałbym rezultatu. Tę zasadę wyznaję i praktykuję już od dłuższego czasu. Jest to bardzo kreatywne, choć w te próby wpisują się też mniej udane prace.

Tak czy inaczej sam blat z przypadkowych resztek podobał się wszystkim, którzy go mieli okazję widzieć. Cały stół wkrótce wyląduje w dobrych rękach, gdyż był już wcześniej zaklepany.

Zmontowałem krótki film korzystając z zieleni w ogrodzie. Jest o dostępny na you-tube https://youtu.be/8bMGqDxSpig

Unboxing Proxxon WP/E

Cardboard from Polisher Proxxon with a basic description in 4 languages.
Proxxon WP/E packaging

For the first time I made a video about unpacking the purchased device.

A few days ago I bought a polisher for resin work.

It's a small razor, with a power of 100 W, but I think enough for my needs.

In addition, I have very positive feedback about Proxxon tools.

All items after unpacking with accessories
Proxxon WP/E with accessories

Here are the ropes for a you-tube video: https://youtu.be/1xzHrU-wxbA

Night lamp

Night lamp with semi-profile.
Night lamp with amber clearance

Here's a project That I'm very happy with. It required many attempts in resin treatment, but it eventually had an amazing effect.

So far I've made two copies. The structure is made of oak wood and stained epoxy resin. The stand is walnut wood. The led lamp itself gives quite strong light, so I suppressed it with a yellow filter.

Here's the effect I've planned to illuminate the wall in warm honey color.
Night lamp against the background of a white background gives the effect of warm mood.

The effect of lighting a dark room is amazing. Very warm light reflects on the wall and shines through the resin layer.

Night lamp. General appearance.

Here's a video of my lamp posted on you-tube: https://youtu.be/XKS5xn-xjKc

Instagram woodbyandrew

For several weeks I have been actively running an account on Itry regarding my work. I've already posted a few posts there in the form of photos or videos. Fun, although it requires a little effort. Fortunately, it's a lot of fun to install short videos with Videostudio.

Here's an example of a video.

Soon I will also want to try to sell my products. I'm going to start a separate photo page.