Saturday, December 8, 2007

Curves have to be Square

Well I've recieved some e-mails and a heads-up on a post over at, so I thought it best to fill us in on where we are with Carlo's table.

We're moving along quite well. Of course video will surely follow.

Although I wish I could, I cannot work exclusively on our Mollino and it's a piece that has an exceptional story.

When Gigi and I have completed this next step, you will find that like Carlo, this piece takes you out of your woodworkers comfort zone and demands you be a "mechanic". This is a very important aspect to this build; a topic rarely discussed and one we cannot leave out.

As we discussed Carlo Mollino earlier in our episodes, this build is not about experimenting, but experiencing, and I am having a blast building this piece. The lines that emerge and the site lines that are created are sinuously beautiful. Carlo's table is not your father's Oldsmobile.

There are many ways which I have mentioned in video that this build could be completed, but to me its a 1957 Cadillac convertible, long in chrome.
I'm not going anywhere and to quote Fred Astaire, "It takes time to create something memorable".
So sharpen all your hand tools, there's shaping to be done.
Meet you at the saw........Neil


Al said...

I love it, Neil! And I look forward to the next episode - I saw the post at WoodNet, and wondered about your reply. Could not have been more appropriate, as this is a great update.



TheWoodWhisperer said...

Woo Hoo! Look at that thing man! I can't wait to see the development of this piece continue. Thanks for the update Neil.

David said...

Neil -

Well I have been anxiously awaiting the next episode . . . thanks for the update! Very interesting developments with your table. I love the curves, lines and circular cutouts! I can tell you are having fun with this build! Thanks for sharing the experience.


VicH said...

Sweet Neil! I love that you are making this piece your own. Nice lines; the "rear" flip curve is really beautiful. Can't wait to see the video..


John F said...

Fantastic Neil,

But I'm not sure if this "update" isn't really more of a suspenseful teaser! You will sure have us all checkin' back daily after this.

I'm not sure where you are going with this now, but I love it, and can't wait to see the next video!us

Kirch said...

Niel--looks fantastic. Were the holes in the original plan or are they a late addition? I like time in either case. Thanx for sharing and keep up the great work.

Luke said...

I'm loving it Neil!!
This table is really looking great, I specifically like the double wave thing going on. Its been very interesting to see where you are going with this.

Take care, keep up the good work.

thanks for the up date...


jim_ny said...

wow just got done getting up to date on your other videos last week now this update very cool like the way you work can't wait till the next video

Kip said...

Neil, I appreciate the design decesions you make in yor work. I find myself sometime standing back to look at a piece I have almost finished and say NAW and adding in a element that just came to me. I really like where your going with this piece...Kip

Kaleo said...


This table is coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see the finished product. I am amazed by your design knowledge. Just beautiful work man.


bius said...

good stuff!
what about cavour desk of carlo mollino?
it would be nice a tutorial about it

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