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A Week In The Workshop 147



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Hi everyone. Welcome to the new faces, and of course, to the old hands!


It’s a genuinely quicker AWITW this week as it’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK and I’ll be spending a bit of time with family.


So it’s all been about the Danish cord seat weave this last week; I finished the project, but it wasn’t straightforward and I had to resort to some ‘unconventional’ means (Velcro strapping for the win) to get the whole thing strung. Not my finest work, and definitely room for improvement, but the finished result is tolerable, and I’ll be perfectly happy to use the footstool at home.


There’s a bit of chat about the price of Danish cord - I was surprised how costly it was, especially in smaller quantities, and I’ve decided to add a couple of ‘starter’ sets of cord and nails - enough to cover a footstool, for example - to the giveaways, if anyone’s interested. I’m trying to build up the newsletter / mailing list so one of those will be available to newsletter subscribers, and the other here to channel members; I’ll add that to the Free Stuff and Giveaways forum when the video goes live in a couple of weeks.


I want to give a shout out and say a huge thank you to Plus member Catherine Ellis; Catherine messaged me to advise me about mentioning Paracord - parachute cord - in the seat weaving video as a less costly alternative to Danish cord, albeit without the eco-credentials. It hadn’t occurred to me to try that, and I’ve added it into the video; I know I say it in the outro every time, but it really is the conversations that we have that make all the difference, and help shape these public-facing videos. Thanks Catherine!


I think there’s scope to make a Basic Build version of the footstool (out of plywood) and a cheaper, synthetic cord material might be just the job. I think there might also be an option to scale the footstool up to a hallway bench as well, as the design - with the centre slatted shelf - lends itself well to a shoe-and-slipper rack.


As always, let me know what you think, but I’ll call this one done for now.


Thank you as always for your amazing support, and I’ll catch you mid-week for a final chat about the new thing and those paid plans, OK?


Enjoy the weekend.


Peter



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Hi Peter, you have probably done your own research and might be aware of Neil (just back after a bad injury) here is a link to one of his Danish Weave Videos... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXE8YEDa-EU cheers Paul

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 30, 2022
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Thanks Paul. Hadn’t seen that one, but it’s like so many of them on YouTube - there’s no detail, no real information about nail spacing, tension etc.. I look forward to the day when I can weave that effortlessly! 😂👍👍

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Nice looking stool cord weavings not easy.

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 29, 2022
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Thanks Sidney! 👍

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Your footstool is not doing well!!!! People have no taste.


I am glad your keeping the forum categories to a minimum, Rex Kruger discourse forum was really hard to use and I have up trying.


I like what you've done with yours, I don't contribute much to the forums but I enjoy reading them.

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 28, 2022
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Thanks Dafydd! Hard to tell with the footstool vid - it’s still holiday time and nice weather - and a Bank holiday weekend too! And thanks! Yes, I was keen to keep the forum categories easily visible on a single page - no scrolling - and it’s working out OK so far. 👍

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Phil McClure
Phil McClure
Aug 28, 2022

Bench looks well, Peter. I recently did this course on danish cord weaving https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/2836-furniture-design-introduction-to-danish-cord-weaving - would highly recommend.

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petermillard
petermillard
Aug 28, 2022
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Ah, interesting Phil, thanks! No, I didn't do anything like that, haven't seen that on any YouTube videos either. I've just signed up for the course, will see how it goes. Thank you! 🙌 👍

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