jrusten woodworking break... #tbt: 1996, my 2nd vehicle... 1963 Ford Falcon Wagon w/1930's shirt, tie, vest, trousers, and shoes. Don't laugh... those were my favorite pants for awhile. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 14h
  •   jrusten @darcylincoln and this was just my FIRST falcon wagon 3h
  •   jrusten @dbglac wasn't part of a 'scene' but got down with it... mostly into 40's-60's blues then. 3h
  •   jrusten @bilbord99 a ranchero is going to be my next acquisition. might cut off the top and make it a convertible. 3h
  •   jrusten @betsythegreat obviously, those 1930s pants were supposed to be worn up over the belly button but mine would always slide down and land on the hips... hence... vintage wool Hammer pants. 3h
  •   jrusten @mikepmaher for sure man...expect me soon...keep up the good work in the meantime! 3h
  •   kylewhalen Twins! 1h
  •   jrusten @thefurniturejoint there's a sad story about a bad brake job, a fire hydrant, and a juniper bush on the corner of a busy intersection that saved my life. As for the pants, some short guy in Japan is wearing them. 2min

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jrusten base mounted... #cupertinocantilever 2d
  •   jrusten it's hard to see the facets very well when it's flipped over, but that's okay... they aren't really for show... the idea is that you want the largest footprint possible for stability but the least visual weight. So, the base tapers as it extends in each direction to give it more visual delicacy. And, the taper has to follow some set of rules... thats the reason for the facets. It could all be curved planes and soft lines, but that's not what this particular piece is about... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 1d
  •   jrusten @iamvack no begging needed man 1d
  •   jrusten thanks! @mellonworks 1d
  •   iamvack Sounds good, hopefully it's before you stop making sweet furniture ;) 1d
  •   lancew09 What are the holes for? Are you installing dowels, and cutting holes in the base then sliding the 2 pieces together? 1d
  •   jrusten @lancew09 they accommodate the bolts/room to get a socket wrench into. 1d
  •   phapmel Excellent lines... 18h
  •   jrusten @phapmel thanks man! 15h

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jrusten underside mounts... 3 insert nuts + square plate w/welded nut and toenailed screws...just in case somebody wants to play diving board. #cupertinocantilever 2d
  •   topemu neat. i've been thinking about doing things with long overhangs hollowed out, and a base that is weighted. fool the eye type of thing. 2d
  •   petedeeble Why not attach with dominoes/mortise and tennon? Is it built to come apart for shipping? 1d
  •   o1crane @petedeeble can't answer for @jrusten but I think you make one good point re : shipping/assembly - also I'd think the mechanical fastener might be superior in the long haul and you could slot where your bolts are going, to allow for movement of the case 1d
  •   petedeeble @o1crane that's true, maybe it's a wood movement thing 1d
  •   jrusten @petedeeble @o1crane All good reasons...and, there's no advantage to trying to permanently attach the base w/joinery. There may have been a time when I didn't like the idea of mechanical fasteners of any kind or the holes they require. But, I want pieces to last 100 years+, so where I can I'll use a joint that will abide even if the glue fails (whether that is hardware, dovetails, pegged mortise and tenon, etc.) 1d
  •   petedeeble Makes sense, but isn't it just as likely for a nut to rip out as it is that glue would fail? I use those 8/32 nuts all the time and always worry about them torquing out 1d
  •   jrusten @petedeeble that's what the square plate is for: 3/16" steel with a 1/2" nut welded to the inside face and 4 toenailed screws holding it down. That's where all the cantilever stress is. The other 5/16" insert nuts I'm not worried about. 8/32 nuts would definitely be too wimpy. 1d

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jrusten base parts sanded (by hand with blocks to keep everything flat)... now to glue them together... #cupertinocantilever 4d
  •   jrusten @lancew09 thanks man!! The base is attached with a welded steel plate/bolts... haven't drilled the holes yet though... 3d
  •   jrusten @jbdunne @topemu @kishwoodworks @kafurniture @very_rare_tartare You guys are too kind. Thanks. 3d
  •   jrusten @_amy_grigg_ Whenever I pull out the straightedge, I'm sure my apprentices roll their eyes. I can't help it though. 3d
  •   _amy_grigg_ I worked for a bookbinder who was insanely precise. I mean it was staggering. Some days I wanted to scream and smack him. Later I realized that it was the best learning experience of my life. If your apprentices don't realize it now, they will one day know how good they have it by working with you. You are a pretty rare case. I hope you make them crazy. 3d
  •   rexxstudio you're onto somethin 3d
  •   mellonworks Thanks for the referral!! 2d
  •   jrusten @mellonworks ...oh yeah! that was quick... I just saw through IG that you guys do great work and the project looks like it'll take some skilled engineering. 2d

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jrusten Planing the base facets. There's a logic to them that might be hard to explain here. #cupertinocantilever 4d

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jrusten 2 coats in, 2 more to go. #cupertinocantilever #walnut 6d
  •   phapmel Oooooohhhhh walnut.... 6d
  •   andybwest It's really pretty. 5d
  •   jrusten @andybwest Thank you, brother. 5d
  •   nanzanann I really wish I could work wood. Love this so much. 5d
  •   wolfmosh Whoa. Can't decide whether it'd be a bigger shame for that to see a ton of use or a bigger shame for it not to... 5d
  •   jrusten @wolfmosh Yeah... I know what you mean... straight out of the studio, the pieces are so crisp and pretty, but they lack a certain glow and presence that develops after a few years. As long as they don't get hit with a ton of direct sunlight everyday, they'll get better with age. 4d
  •   o1crane Beauty job with the continuity/wrap. 1d

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jrusten #tbt 1994... my first vehicle...1954 Dodge Truck: "Job-Rated". Bought it in Berkeley for $500. Rattle can paint job. Captured on crappy b/w film. #1954dodge 6d

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jrusten base joinery cut, then faceting/shaping tomorrow in the daylight. #cupertinocantilever 1w

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jrusten first coat of oil... #cupertinocantilever 1w

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jrusten Karate demo/glue strength test. Showing students that the wood itself will break before the glue seam will fail. #woodglue 2w

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jrusten First fit. Tight, with just a 1/64" of end-grain to plane flush. #dovetails 2w

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jrusten #tbt from a couple weeks ago... still editing these elm dining table photos. #bookmatchedelmtable 2w

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jrusten Workshop iPod +The Growlers @losgrowlers 2w

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jrusten 40bf of 8/4 walnut/cherry+ 90min. of ripping this morning= ~200 1/16" strips= 3 complete Modern Rocking Chair seats= exhibit at @westcoastcraft. Thank you table saw gods! #modernrockingchair 2w
  •   sergiotraverso Yes! 2w
  •   _amy_grigg_ That is straight off the saw? No burn marks? Do you have a power feed? 2w
  •   4206911 @_amy_grigg_ tight to the table, tight to the fence, consistent pressure, consistent rate of feed! Also, jared may have a power feeder 2w
  •   jrusten @_amy_grigg_ @4206911 Fairly new 30T 12" Forrest ripping blade with a 5hp motor driving it, and a very steady dance over the saw. These strips are 6 feet long and I have a 5 second rhythm burned into my head. one, two, (underhand to overhand, three, four, five). No burn! A power feeder might be nice someday though. I've seen too many photos of stitches on here not to feel very grateful for an incident-free session. 2w

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jrusten pins cut (in the midst of 3 other projects)...almost time for fit. #cupertinocantilever 2w

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jrusten tails done... corresponding 8 degree inside faces cut. Is there a special name for this? Just need to relieve leading corners a little before assembly. #cupertinocantilever 3w

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jrusten dovetail marking #cupertinocantilever 3w

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jrusten #tbt palate cleanser... Cupertino Dining Chairs and Table, 2007/8 3w

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jrusten Inspired by @matthiaspliessnig here's what keeps my pants up. Btw, any woodworker who isn't following himyet is missing out. #vintage #beltbuckle #logs 3w

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jrusten One of my favorite things in this space is this door: funky square window with a pivoting cover on the other side and a beautiful stain from decades of greasy mitts pushing through it. 3w
  •   parquetmann my current customer asks me to do the whole interior of his home aged. and you already have a wonderful old 3w
  •   jrusten @petedeeble No...been here almost 5 years... I guess that's why I'm getting sentimental about the details... not sure what'll happen when the lease ends in march. 3w
  •   petedeeble Why is it so empty? 3w
  •   jrusten @petedeeble haha... I dunno... this is the very middle of the space -all the crap is around the corners. If you're curious, there are some photos here: http://www.23rdstreetevents.com/images 3w
  •   petedeeble I cannot fathom seeing that much floor in my shop! Obviously you run a tighter ship than I do 3w
  •   jrusten @petedeeble to be fair, the shop is through a sliding door to the left. You're looking at the nexus of the space... bathrooms ahead, bedrooms up to the right, gallery/living room/kitchen behind. You might not see the dust tracked in from the shop in this pic but it's there. 3w
  •   gentreed @jrusten do you ever accept visitors to your shop/studio? I'm moving out to the bay area next week and have been following your amazing work and would love to come see your space sometime. 3w
  •   jrusten @gentreed Sure! shoot me an email when you're around: furniture@gmail.com Good luck with the move! 3w

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