Well, my next job is a BIG one! I will be working with Maclay Architects on this one and so far it has been exciting to see what it is that they will have me make:
First is a fireplace screen that will be 6′ 6″ wide by 4′ 6″ tall. It will retract upwards into the stonework. The stoneworks is sure to be incredible as well as the lodge itself.
Second is a bunch of lighting from 36″ round by 36″ tall (great room chandeliers) to 8″ tall by 5″ round (hall way ceiling “down lighting”) to 4″ tall by 4″ round (room lighting).
Third is railings. I’m not sure where we are going on this but it sure would be nice if I were able to create something for Bill and crew. The last time we worked together was the railing on the home page (150+ feet of it!).
Stay tuned for the next installment of my weekly reports as this all unfolds. Interesting times at Huntington River Smithy!!
The bronze table for NYC is done and will be in rout by tomorrow.
It’s all about the details and finish. The client is happy with the end results!
Just the right lighting for a outside shot before it goes inside till delivery day.
I really wish I could take finish pictures with stone top and in place at clients home but alas I seldom get that chance.
This week started off with planning for a Blacksmith gathering here at the shop. We have not gathered together in quite a number of years and it was really great to see everyone. I always learn something new. We will meet again in January.
Meanwhile the weather has been great. the leaves were incredible. Love this time of year!!
In getting ready for Open Studio Weekend the tractor broke right in front of the shop! I was lucky to be able to push it out of the way with the truck.
So part of the linkage snapped off. I had to make a new connector. Lathe work and the milling machine were put to use making new part. All went together really well and the tractor is ready to work again.
The rest of the week was spent planning for the bronze coffee table.
Fall in Vermont is a magical time of year for me. The sky is so blue. The air is so crisp and invites you to take a deep breath. The leaves ah the leaves! Stopping to take it all in ………..
I will be participating in the Fall Open Studio Weekend again this weekend and spent most of the week cleaning and sorting so the shop really is starting to look super nice. Part of the cleaning was done by a new student intern. He and I are getting along and figuring each other out.
Hoping to start work on a bronze table for a designer in NYC Monday. Hoping UPS pulls through and has the bronze here by then, going to be a time crunch if they fail! I’ll try to snaps some shots of the progress. Here is a drawing for now.
50″ x 50″ x 16″
This week was full! Got a lot done and out the door to customers.
Brian has all the parts to make the bar for Mitra!
This project was a challenge but oh so rewarding in the end. The finish…
Also this week I had a friend come to the shop to video. He has a really cool setup that does slow motion in incredibly hi definition. I can’t wait to see what comes of the edit.
Fall Open Studio Weekend was on the 1st and 2nd and will also be on the weekend of the 8th-9th of October. The Vermont Crafts Council hosts this event every year and folk from all over come to visit studios throughout the state. If you want to see how artists and craftspeople work within their studios, and are in Vermont here is a map that will help you create a tour.
I had quite a number of folk show up here and most had great questions.