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    Leslie Webb
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Spending some time this afternoon drilling holes in vase blanks. Got all the doors open on this lovely Sunday, and I can smell the jasmine blooming outside. What are you up to today?
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#drillpress #powermatic #woodworking #walnut #furniture #vase #wip #woodworker #austin #texas
*NOT MY WORK* Last night I helped friends @foxfurniture @syd_furniture @shimanskydesign take photos of their recent work. I really enjoy this process, and it’s good practice to shoot other people’s work. I love finding the right angle and best views. It’s different for every piece. If you like what you see, go give them a follow! And @syd_furniture & @foxfurniture will be teaching classes @austinschooloffurniture as well.
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#furniture #diningtable #consoletable #desk #chair #woodworking #interiordesign #woodworker #bespoke #customfurniture #austin #texas
*NOT MY WORK* Last night I helped friends @foxfurniture @syd_furniture @shimanskydesign take photos of their recent work. I really enjoy this process, and it’s good practice to shoot other people’s work. I love finding the right angle and best views. It’s different for every piece. If you like what you see, go give them a follow! And @syd_furniture & @foxfurniture will be teaching classes @austinschooloffurniture as well. . . . . . . . #furniture  #diningtable  #consoletable  #desk  #chair  #woodworking  #interiordesign  #woodworker  #bespoke  #customfurniture  #austin  #texas 
Have y’all heard about @austinschooloffurniture ? It’s a woodworking school that’s just starting out in Austin, TX. I’ll be doing some teaching, along with @foxfurniture @philipmorleyfurniture and @syd_furniture . Are there specific classes and skills you’re interested in? Let us know. Know someone who might want to take a class? Please spread the word. And check them out for more info.
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#woodworking #woodworkingclasses #furniture #design #handskills #machineskills #woodshop #woodworker #austin #texas
Have y’all heard about @austinschooloffurniture ? It’s a woodworking school that’s just starting out in Austin, TX. I’ll be doing some teaching, along with @foxfurniture @philipmorleyfurniture and @syd_furniture . Are there specific classes and skills you’re interested in? Let us know. Know someone who might want to take a class? Please spread the word. And check them out for more info. . . . . . . #woodworking  #woodworkingclasses  #furniture  #design  #handskills  #machineskills  #woodshop  #woodworker  #austin  #texas 
So many options. And then there are the reds, blues, purples, greens, and neutrals. It has always fascinated me how the way a color looks can change depending on #1 the lighting and #2 what color it is adjacent to.
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#color #walnut #furnituredesign #customfurniture #woodworking #austin #texas
Looking for the rift grain, always. I know lots of people find nice, straight rift grain boring, but I love it. If I could only buy rift lumber, I’d be quite happy. Milling walnut for some Simple Stools. .
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#walnut #rift #lumber #woodworking #furniture #customfurniture #woodworker #austin #texas
Working on technical drawings of some new designs, not that I have time to build a spec piece but... And yes, I still draw everything by hand. .
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#oldschool #drafting #design #furnituredesign #woodworker #furniture #austin #texas
Milling blanks for vases. There’s about 70 vases in there, I think. These are a bit oversized still. I’ll sticker them and let them sit awhile. Then it’s down to final thickness & width, small chamfers along the length, cross cutting at 90, drilling holes, and then cross cutting all the angles. And then there’s sanding, glue ups, and finishing. These only make sense in large batches. But the most tedious, for me at least, is the milling. Although drilling over 600 holes isn’t too exciting, either. These are the situations we create for ourselves, right!?
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#woodworking #batchproduction #furniture #woodworker #wip #customfurniture #austin #texas
Milling blanks for vases. There’s about 70 vases in there, I think. These are a bit oversized still. I’ll sticker them and let them sit awhile. Then it’s down to final thickness & width, small chamfers along the length, cross cutting at 90, drilling holes, and then cross cutting all the angles. And then there’s sanding, glue ups, and finishing. These only make sense in large batches. But the most tedious, for me at least, is the milling. Although drilling over 600 holes isn’t too exciting, either. These are the situations we create for ourselves, right!? . . . . . . #woodworking  #batchproduction  #furniture  #woodworker  #wip  #customfurniture  #austin  #texas 
Rift ash leg blanks roughed out. I really love ash. I think it’s an underrated wood. Time to make a Miter dining table base. #woodworking #table #furniture #customfurniture #woodworker #austin #texas
Working on batches of vases. Most people think this design is based on a lady’s fan, but it’s actually a section of a spiral. Playing around with making a larger version. We’ll see where that goes. What are you up to today?
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#vase #interiordecor #spring #furniture #woodworking #bespoke #customfurniture #woodworker #austin #houston #sanantonio #dallas #texas
Time for a fun Friday late afternoon job of cleaning out the table saw. The glamour never ends!
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#woodshop #tablesaw #springcleaning #woodworking #woodworker #selfemployed #austin #texas
Much better, at least in this corner. Maybe I can just stand here and not turn around to see the rest of the disaster. 🤣
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#woodshop #springcleaning #woodworking #furniture #customfurniture #woodworker #lumber #austin #texas
I recently learned about @broadsandboards who are dedicated to empowering women in woodworking. And they’re located in Austin! Right now they are trying to fundraise the money for their very own shop space. If you can, please consider a donation. Every little bit helps. Link to donate is in profile of @broadsandboards “Broads and Boards needs your help to #fundraisetheroof to our own space. 
We're currently raising startup costs to get our own workshop space that we need to continue our work. We've been hosting our workshops with community partners but could do SO MUCH MORE with our own space. In addition to ongoing classes we will also be offering affordable memberships for women to have continued access to tools and shop space.
Broads and Boards is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to empowering #womeninwoodworking through workshops and events that promote access, education, and community. We aim to create safe and welcoming spaces for women to learn woodworking and other trade skills. (Link in profile)” #broadsandboards #indiegogo #woodworking #woodworker #fundraiser #austin #texas
I recently learned about @broadsandboards who are dedicated to empowering women in woodworking. And they’re located in Austin! Right now they are trying to fundraise the money for their very own shop space. If you can, please consider a donation. Every little bit helps. Link to donate is in profile of @broadsandboards “Broads and Boards needs your help to #fundraisetheroof  to our own space. We're currently raising startup costs to get our own workshop space that we need to continue our work. We've been hosting our workshops with community partners but could do SO MUCH MORE with our own space. In addition to ongoing classes we will also be offering affordable memberships for women to have continued access to tools and shop space. Broads and Boards is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to empowering #womeninwoodworking  through workshops and events that promote access, education, and community. We aim to create safe and welcoming spaces for women to learn woodworking and other trade skills. (Link in profile)” #broadsandboards  #indiegogo  #woodworking  #woodworker  #fundraiser  #austin  #texas 
Destashing the out of control scrap pile. The second photo just makes me wonder why I felt it necessary to keep so many little bits. 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
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#woodworking #scrappile #furniture #woodworker #austin #texas
Starting Spring cleaning by cutting up a chair prototype. It was pretty satisfying plus I got to look at the joinery. I often use plywood for floating tenons on prototypes because it’s readily available and good enough for the job at hand. Now that I’ve started I might not be able to stop!
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#joinery #chair #woodworking #furniture #prototype #woodworker #customfurniture #bespoke #designprocess #austin #texas
A couple more detail shots of the edge of the table top and one showing a little more of the top. The bevel on the top edge matches the angle of the walnut trestle components cause that’s how my brain works. It’s amazing how much putting a simple profile on the table top really made this piece look complete.
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#table #furniture #interiordesign #woodworking #diningtable #customfurniture #trestletable #woodworker #reclaimedwood #austin #houston #sanantonio #dallas #texas
A couple more detail shots of the edge of the table top and one showing a little more of the top. The bevel on the top edge matches the angle of the walnut trestle components cause that’s how my brain works. It’s amazing how much putting a simple profile on the table top really made this piece look complete. . . . . . #table  #furniture  #interiordesign  #woodworking  #diningtable  #customfurniture  #trestletable  #woodworker  #reclaimedwood  #austin  #houston  #sanantonio  #dallas  #texas 
Detail of the Douglas fir beam and walnut legs. Beam is about 6” x 6”, and the legs are 2” x 2”. The chamfer on the beam was done using a combination of router and block plane.
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#beam #diningtable #furniture #woodworking #interiordesign #customfurniture #bespoke #woodworker #reclaimedwood #austin #texas
The beam dining table in all its glory. Douglas fir beam and top with walnut base. It was too large for my photo set up so I took some pictures in situ (had trouble controlling the light) and extracted it from the background in Photoshop. Detail shots to come.
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#diningtable #furniture #beam #trestletable #woodworking #customfurniture #interiordesign #bespoke #woodworker #austin #texas