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Aled Dafis

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This is a miniature Eisteddfod Bardic chair I've just finished. For those of you unaware of Eisteddfodau, they're a traditional cultural competition held throughout Wales where people compete in singing, reciting and of course writing poetry. There's more info in wikipedia if you're interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod



The chair is laminated from 1.5mm birch ply and is about 10" tall by 4 1/2" wide, and the name of the Chapel where this eisteddfod is held and the year laser engraved.

Cheers
Aled
 

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There's something captivating about the flow and simplicity of the lines, beautiful in its simplicity.
 

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CHJ":2s8usmbm said:
There's something captivating about the flow and simplicity of the lines, beautiful in its simplicity.

Chas, you did say it was 'simple' didn't you? :D

I find these miniature things are a swine because all the minute faults show up rather more than a full size piece and you have to be exact with everything you do.

Andy
 

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Lovely work! Have you put a finish on this piece? BTW there is also the craft and design competiton (£5000 first prize), Steve Howlett won it for woodturning a few years back. I was thinking of entering this year with an inlaid table I made, but decided against it as I wasn't happy with the outcome. Has anyone entered it this year? Kind regards, Dan.
 

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Thanks for the kind comments guys.

I totally agree Andy, getting these fiddly little jobs to the right standard is a lot more work than people think! I've made a few of these over the past couple of years, the first four or five were from solid beech, but I find that the laminated ply gives a cleaner look and suits the design better (and they're a bit quicker to make).

Harrison85, yes I finished it in lemon oil to maintain the pale colour of the birch and then gave it a light waxing with microcrystaline wax to give it that smooth touchy feely finish.

Cheers
Aled
 
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