Projects: Arts, Crafts etc.
- Deborah's Bed
& Quilt: Rich & Debbie
built her a sleigh bed in 1997. We designed it together, loosely
based on one Debbie had fallen in love with at Costco, but Debbie's
bed ended up with stronger lines and more curves. The bed is constructed
of solid Alder with Maple plywood inserts for the headboard and
footboard panels. I considered this bed my most challenging
woodworking project up to that time. For the most part we were very satisfied
with the results. One of the most challenging aspects was to build
it with no visible hardware (Debbie's request), and yet to be
able to disassemble to the level of bedposts, end panels and sideboards.
You can check out the results in the photos provided.
While Debbie and Rich were making her bed,
Gail was making her a beautiful pocket quilt. You can see this
quilt in the completed bed photos.
- Junk Art: In 1999 I decided that
art was a better use for some of his collected "objects." Two pieces were accepted for the 6th annual Junk Art Competition
at the Morris Graves Museum
of Art in Eureka CA, and another for the 7th in 2001. Some
pictures and info are provided here.
- Ancient Instrument "Replicas": Years ago I began making interpretations of Medieval
scientific instruments for personal pleasure and to use as demonstration
devices in classes and seminars. Many of the instruments displayed
here were made during the 1980's, but a major addition was completed
in 2000, and additional projects are currently in construction.
- Reptile and Amphibian Photos:
These are photos I took in the 1960's and 1970's. A number of these animals were endangered when I took the photos, which was part of my motivation. More are now endangered, and at least one frog which was then abundant is now extinct.
Last modified 26 February 2013
© R. Paselk 1999