An unsung master

To access this forum when logged in, please, sign up to the Woodworking User Group in your User Control Panel.

An unsung master

Postby davidheim1 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:38 pm

thomas day settee copy.png
One reason I enjoy woodworking: the shop is a politics-free zone, a place out of range of demonstrators' chants, politicians' dissemblings, and TV anchors' rantings. But in reality, the shop is never far from the real world. For instance, the English Arts & Crafts movement was as political as it was esthetic, a reaction to the growing industrialization in the nineteenth century.
So I was very pleased to read an article on FineWoodworking.com that brought the current turmoil over racial prejudice into view for woodworkers in a subtle but effective way. The author, Bob Miller, discussed a masterful and influential cabinetmaker named Thomas Day, who happened to be black. The article was a reminder that lives like Day's matter, and that it's long past time to give them their due.
You can read the article here:
https://www.finewoodworking.com/2020/06/26/its-time-thomas-day-took-his-place-alongside-townsend-phyfe-and-the-others
The model is my quick take on the Thomas Day settee featured in the article.
3

davidheim1 
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby Dave R » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 pm

Very nice work as usual.
0
Etaoin Shrdlu


%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby pbacot » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:20 pm

That looks like a royalist inspired couch!!!

Oh, politics free. Excellent job! And thanks for the background. History is good for us.
0
MacOSX Mojave High Sierra SketchUp Pro v19 Twilight v2 Thea v2 PowerCADD
User avatar
pbacot 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby davidheim1 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:20 pm

Thank you, gentlemen.
0

davidheim1 
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby tuna1957 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:48 pm

Excellent :thumb:
0

tuna1957 
Premium Member
Premium Member
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby HornOxx » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:44 am

I love it - like the title "An unsung master" :thumb:
0
never trust a skinny cook
User avatar
HornOxx 
 

Re: An unsung master

Postby davidheim1 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:59 pm

Thanks again.
0

davidheim1 
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 



 

Return to Woodworking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

Visit our sponsors: