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Ottoman Tray

Except for routing the edges of the top with an electric router, I used only hand tools, including a Japanese pull saw for the joinery and a German hand drill for fitting the hardware. As a result it was very quiet in the workshop, and inspired me to further pursue my goal of making sculptures almost exclusively with hand tools. The copper handles are definitely the highlight of the sculpture, and it might surprise you (or not) to know that each handle required about 50 feet of copper wire.



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Techniques Used

i  Joinery

ii  Redsmithing

iii  Woodworking

Materials Used

i  Vintage longleaf pine

ii  1800's barnwood

iii  Railroad date nails

iv  Copper

v  Antique painted siding