jrusten Once or twice a month I'll be on my way to fish leftovers out of the fridge and my living room/"gallery space" looks like this. www.23rdstreetevents.com 2h

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jrusten There's no success without some failure. In the spirit of humility, this is a failure. I built this chair in 2004 and it just didn't work. I stored the disassembled parts for a few years until a moving day when I gave them to my Mom. She took it upon herself to put the parts together, give them a final sanding and then finish the whole thing by herself. And, she used the chair in her classroom as her reading chair for 10 years until her retirement as a teacher this year. As a design, I still consider it an awkward failure on my part, but I'm glad it's been used. Coming in for a little tune-up. 2d
  •   e_fire Looks nice. Kinda reminds me of the old windows logo 2d
  •   chrissyhootdesigns It's fabulous!!! I'd rehome it proudly!!! 2d
  •   to_show_love @mrinfla Well put sir! I'd say you have a better understanding of the English language than most Americans I know. Leave it to an Italian to tell a beautiful story and fall in love with it. @jrusten I can see the potential joint failure issues, but @mrinfla just sold me on the overall design! 2d
  •   mrinfla @to_show_love My maximum is "My name is ....". Then I learned of the recent "Beautiful and Great job." For everything else use Google translator. I am totally denied to foreign languages. Sorry if you do not understand. 2d
  •   nature_of_wood @jrusten flip the lower leg into an arch and it's perfect. 2d
  •   andybwest I will trade you TWO burritos... 2d
  •   to_show_love @mrinfla You are doing just fine. 2d

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jrusten The Modern Rocking Chair from the back. Mapping out a few subtle changes for the SF debut at@westcoastcraft on Dec. 6/7. The design brief for the rocker included: high enough back for a tall person to rest their head, comfort without any need for upholstery, visual delicacy, and a modern form absent vestiges of traditional rocking chairs. We got there but will be tweaking some details in V.2. We'll also be introducing a new version of our round, three-legged side table with cast iron legs. Can't wait for December! 3d

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jrusten ...full-scale plywood mock-ups before steel fabrication... still a few tweaks to make... 4d
  •   tscahoon Want me to do the steel? 4d
  •   jrusten @tscahoon I have a guy lined up that I normally work with... where are you located though? 4d
  •   jrusten @taylordonsker I'm sorry you think I borrowed from your design man. This is a one-off custom piece developed with the client to suit a specific room. When the piece is finished and photographed, I'll be happy for anyone to judge the comparison. In the meantime, please follow @taylordonsker if you don't already. He is a talented craftsperson and I have respect for his work. 4d
  •   trabucocanyonbarrelworks As an artist we get our inspiration from many places... there are times we do not know the exact place but it comes from somewhere. I always try to say "inspired by .... " when 7 a, 3d
  •   trabucocanyonbarrelworks Sorry... when I am aware of where the inspiration came from.... I get inspiration from many pieces and put them together for the end result. Be true to yourself... your art ROCKS!! 3d

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jrusten #tbt 1985? 9 yrs old. This is really when the woodworking started... needed something to skate on. So many graph paper notebooks full of unbuilt half pipes. Hated having a concrete backyard until I built the quarter-pipe...then my neighbors hated it. #Alva #Fredsmith "Punk Size" board. 6d

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jrusten We muscled these beasts across the jointer but they still need a little touch up ala @bluecheak 1w

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jrusten hex table off-cuts. #hextables 1w
  •   ethan_wool festool TS? 1w
  •   garamar Hi Jared. Which saw do you use and prefer? I like the TS 55 as it's smaller and seems more manageable but it seems like the TS 75 is a better all around saw to own. Thoughts? 1w
  •   jrusten @ethan_wool yep. @garamar I've never used the 55... just have the 75. The blade deflection/vibration is more than I would expect from a Festool, so esp with 8/4 material, I usually make an initial cut 1/16" over and then a final pass removing that 1/16". 1w
  •   garamar @jrusten thanks for the detailed answer! Would be great to pass by your shop next time I'm in SF! Cheers! 1w
  •   lo_rambaud I really really really love your job @jrusten you are amazing would you have a place here in México. 1w
  •   g_horses @jrusten thanks for the visit and all the sage advice today, I had a blast! 1w
  •   jrusten @lo_rambaud Gracias Lorna! ... that's very kind. 1w
  •   jrusten @g_horses Great meeting with you again George! 1w

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jrusten sidewalk scrap bin upgrade: sanded and clear acrylic panels I pulled from a dumpster, craigslist blower and metal grille from #urbanore =more light and better air control.😎 2w
  •   petedeeble The free scrap bin is a genius idea, well done 2w
  •   ohhappyday 2w
  •   woolymatthes Looking good! They seem to fit!! 1w
  •   phapmel I put one out in front of the house and post it on out neighborhood website. I put "please don't take the bin" on the side. 1w
  •   jrusten @phapmel I went to bring the scrap bin inside one afternoon and found a dude inside... fully asleep... had made himself a cozy little bed with blankets... I kinda felt bad waking him up! 1w
  •   phapmel Ooohh😯 1w
  •   hrgoodes Are you getting rid of the old fan? 1w
  •   jrusten @hrgoodes It kinda konked out... still almost works but way underpowered. 1w

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jrusten 2 walnut half-hexagon dining tables laid out. 2w

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jrusten 10 footers marked with probable finished widths, selected, and ready for end trimming/jointer wrestling. 2w

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jrusten primary occupation: making dust. secondary occupation: moving that dust outta my face. My love for squirrel cage fans borders on fetish. 2w

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jrusten front hallway feels especially festive today. 3w

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jrusten rough shaping finally done and 'grinding cave' cleaned up. Now to cut the rabbet for the glass and finish refining the shape by hand/feel. #laidesk #sculpting #stacklamination 3w

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jrusten cool surprise this morning! Small California table in the New York Times. 3w

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jrusten Rough shaping almost done... #laidesk #sculpting #maple 3w
  •   carmen_monoxide WOW 3w
  •   kiraandkira Unreal, it looks great! 3w
  •   robpluhowski Nice 3w
  •   topemu wooooo coool. what is it? 3w
  •   jrusten @topemu Thanks guys! It's a specially commissioned desk... you're looking at the bottom in this pic (square steel plate with a threaded rod that goes through the middle for extra strength)... will receive a piece of custom cut 3-form pressed glass for the top. 3w
  •   jrusten @maderakitchens My patient client feels the same way. ;) 3w
  •   misterprettygoodatstuff Cool. I'm working with 3-form these days they have some really amazing glass options. Can't wait to see the final piece. 3w
  •   thefurniturejoint Sickness. I want more pics soon. 3w

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jrusten figuring this one out as we go. #laidesk #maple #sculpting 4w
  •   nature_of_wood Arbirtech Turboplane? 4w
  •   jrusten @nature_of_wood no... a chainsaw disc that has something to do with a knight... Lancelot? I've figured out a good process of chainsaw disc>5" 36 grit sanding disc>6" 80 grit sanding disc... and then a Makita 9031 sander for flat sections. Decided with the client today to thin everything even more, so back to the chainsaw disc... snowing maple in the studio tonight. 4w
  •   afortnerwoodshop Hands attached to brain which are attached to your heart. Those are the only tools my jrusten will ever need..... You keep us guessing please 4w
  •   benjamin_grimes I'm excited to see this one finally finished. 4w

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jrusten sculptural desk progress. 1mon

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jrusten #tbt 1997? Deep into my 'Steinbeck' phase...vintage 1930's/40's gear. 1mon

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jrusten Yesterday's sidewalk view from the other side of the scrap bin courtesy @emilyoest. Happily out of the studio today for the first time in awhile. 1mon

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