Flattening components – Atelier Espenaer

Flattening components

Glimpses of the process of getting components straight, flat, and square with a hand plane.

Flattening a component Shavings on the workbench Thin shavings on a handplane

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A new week, a new project

A new week, a new commissioned project. First things first: creating components out of a rough cherry board. Lots of sawing to do!

Rough cherry board Ripsawing through cherry Roughly cut components out of cherry

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Flames

Vlammen is a one-piece solid wood serving board with natural edges and a striking grain figure. It was entirely crafted by hand out of Honey Locust salvaged from our very own city, Amsterdam. It is already sold, but may serve as a model for a custom serving board specially made for you. For more info view Vlammen in our shop and click ‘customize’.

 

Solid wood serving board Vlammen with natural edges

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Finishing touches on a little project

Epoxy coat in a planter Epoxy coat in a planter Planter finished with epoxy

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Time for a coat of oil

Pre-finish detail of table Wortelen Glimpse of the finishing process Detail of table Wortelen after a coat of oil

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The assembly

The assembly in progress The assembly in progress

The base frame of a bespoke table

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Triple sticks Little oak sticks Small mortises in black locust

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An unexpected visitor

A butterfly in the atelier

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Strepen, the original

Strepen Eén was not only the very first in the Strepen series, but the very first serving board we’ve made to begin with. It holds a rather special place in our heart. Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Een

Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Een

Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Een

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Rounding the peaks

Now that the joinery part is done, it is time to do some shaping: rounding the peaks of the leg components.

Rounding the leg compontens A blind mortise and tenon joint Rounding the leg compontens

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