Category Archives: steam bending
I’ve been in Manchester this week, installing a new window display for the Harvey Nichols store. The scheme was designed and built by Charlie Whinney back in 2009 and since then has toured the group’s stores in Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham … Continue reading
It’s always the same: the more interesting things that are going on, the less time there is to write about them. The week before last I went to London to install the steambent oak staircase bannister with Charlie Whinney. For … Continue reading
Ross arrived this week to help in the workshop, valiantly tackling the sanding of the staircase bannister while Charlie and I fitted the posts and labeled everything ready to be dismantled and transported to London.
Work is progressing well with the steambent oak bannister. We fired up the steamers just before I went away to Austria and got two-thirds of the wood in place on the former then Charlie finished the bending while I was … Continue reading
While I’ve been working on the staircase former, Charlie Whinney has been in Washington installing the sculpture we steam bent back in October. When I first saw this photo I was amazed by how small the sculpture looks. From filling … Continue reading
Today I finished work on the large gilded curly lightshade for Charlie Whinney. The 50 steam-bent wooden coils were stretched over a spherical framework and pinned in place using cocktail sticks as miniature dowels. My instructions on placing the coils … Continue reading