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  1. #1
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    Default Year 12 Major Work Advice Please?

    Hey, I am now in year 12 and need any advise I can get for my work please. My Job was going to be a replica of Bae Sehwa, Steam 11 (this is in no way my design, I am making a replica of his work). Could I please get any hints on how I should make it?, What I should make it out of?, Tips on Construction?, Etc.
    Thanks for your time
    Jake.

    Website URL- http://www.sehwabae.com/1.html

    bend11.jpgsteam_010610_06-940x693.jpgsteam_010610_07-200x200.jpg

  2. #2
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    Hi Jake and welcome to the Forum,


    If you're serious about this project, check your Private Messages (on the brown toolbar above) as I'll send you a message shortly.

    For all Forumites, get in and help the boy as we seem to be letting the younger members down. They might be impatient and leave the Forum before getting an answer or maybe we don't meet their expectations and they get disheartened. We'll all die off and then there will be no-one to carry the torch...

    Craig

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    Hi Jake

    welcome

    you have taken on a challenge.
    It looks to be steam (or heat) bent strips on a frame.
    requires some precision with dimensions of the strips and shaping after bending and assembly.

    I'm more than happy to help you through this project.

    I'll be less happy if your expectation is that we will do your homework for you.

    Can I suggest you do some reading on steam bending and suitable timbers. and the best way to dry wood that will be used for steam bending.

    Hint:
    much of what you will need to study will be found inside books rather than on the web
    regards from Canada

    ian

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    Good luck Jake ! You have chosen a beautiful and challenging piece. I would love to offer advice, but that chair is well out of my league !
    Glenn Visca

  5. #5
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    Default Hsc major work

    Hey thanks so much for the replies,

    I am in Ind Tech
    Machines are alright, wide range of equipment, hand tools I can get more but they are alright, enough space to work, fare amount of space to store my work.
    I have made a few things before, e.g. A little side table, a box etc. Although I am still very keen that I can make this project.
    I have talked to the teacher before and she said that there will definitely be out of hours time to continue on major works, lunch and possibly after school. Yes the teachers here have done that before.

    I have researched a bit on the Internet about steam bending, and what I found was alright, although I have a mate who did steam bending this year in his major work so am still waiting to be able to chat to him.

    Thanks so much for your help

    Jake.

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    That's all great news Jake and to have a current HSC student who has done steam bending....BONUS!!! See if you can use his steamer too but ask him after tomorrow though; he will be sitting his Industrial Technology exam tomorrow afternoon.

    If other forumites are wondering why Jake wrote the above post, that was in response to my PM.

    I reckon your chair is totally acheivable.

    This week you probably need to research suitable timbers and the techniques you are going to use. Get the Design headings (SOI, Research, Ideas Generation and Selection and Justification of....) out of the way so that you can start getting Calculations, Finances and Time and Action Plans together as quickly as possible. Go by what your teacher says though; I don't want to be stepping on her toes.

    On finances, ask yourself: how much were thinking of spending? Who is paying (you, parents, client) and where from and when were you thinking of buying the timber?

    Lots to think of.... and good to hear from you because a lot of students don't get back to us on the Forum.

    Craig

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    Hi Jake
    Hats off to you mate for wanting to take on such a challenging project!
    If this chair is intended to be your HSC major work for this year, you have set yourself an enormous goal. As you must have many other subjects to study for as well?.
    It is a complex item and will take some time to make it well.
    May I suggest that instead of replicate the chair, perhaps you should ask yourself what is it about the piece that appeals to you. Whatever it is you could well design something with that "appeal" that is a bit more simple to make. For instance it might not have to be so 3 dimensional. Or perhaps you could make a table or a light fitting with that same "appeal" as you see in this guys chair. Just suggestions.
    If you are determined to make a replica then good on you and I wish you the best. A chair like this is what you would expect from some one who is studying furniture design at university to produce after a few years study.
    If you don't like what I am saying, just ignore it. I'd be happy for you to prove me wrong. Use this naysayers comments as motivation. The good thing about it all is that your into it (woodwork) at an early age. If you keep at it with interest you will be streets ahead in years to come.
    By the way....I did not know until this arvo that this forum had a "school section " on it, just happened to notice it. If you go ahead and make the chair why don't you post your progress(with pictures) in the general woodwork section? You will find there are lots of people out there who read this forum and will be happy to help you with your project.

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    Default Apologies for the late arrival Jake

    Joseph Walsh an Irish furniture designer is the go to man. His stuff usually includes vast amounts of steam bent gear, albeit with far greater scantling sizes..Much wider pieces equals smaller amounts of timber pieces to be bent and would be less fiddlier. Check out some of his contemporaries as well. Here is Josephs facebook link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josep...io/74910046519

    Good luck with the project

    Steve

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