It’s been a busy week and we’ve had an exhilarating development in the building of our new fabric printing table, it has started to take shape in it’s final position. I’m sure some of you can appreciate how thrilling it is to see it come to fruition, slowly but surely. It is big and is quickly swallowing up the moving (read dancing) space we had in the workshop but it will give us some much needed storage that will enable us to remove all of the shelving and stock taking up more valuable space.
This project has been an epic journey thus far, Aris taught himself to weld so that he could build this table for me so it’s really been a process of discovery, plenty of reading and much practice. Developing new skills is always wonderful and it’s been fun watching him work his way through the problems. We’re excited about the possibility of experimenting with some metal framed furniture once he’s finished.
The bottom of the legs with their cut threads, the feet screw in here:
With the feet ready, we thought it practical to paint them along with the bottom of the legs before they go down on the floor. The grey paint is one coat of primer and then two coats of black metal paint:
The leg segments, upside down, there are nine of them that will be evenly spaced over the length of the table:
The feet finally installed on the legs:
Touchdown, feet finally firmly on the floor:
Capturing the moment when we finally see all of Aris’s hard work come together. We have stabilised the table using wood. With horizontal steel pieces we will now start welding the legs together, segment by segment: