RICHARD WEIGAND’S BLOG

Fairing the Curve – Part 4

Fairing the Curve – Part 4

But if a curve – as often seen in nature and in art — is free-form, changing over its distance, being wide and open here and tighter and more controlled there, yet is still active, graceful, and so appealing that it draws the mind and hand of observers to touch it,...

Fairing the Curve – Part 3

Fairing the Curve – Part 3

If all the points in a curve are the same distance from a center point then it’s called an arc and it can be measured and easily replicated. If the points on a curve change over its distance but do so in a regular pattern and the pattern is repeated at each end, it’s...

Fairing The Curve – Part 2

Fairing The Curve – Part 2

Fairing a curve means adjusting the shape of a not-straight line so that it is both useful to its function and pleasing to the eye of the viewer. Some curves are “tight” like interrupted circles and seem to hum a high-pitched, tense tone; others are large and loose...

Fairing The Curve – Part 1

Fairing The Curve – Part 1

“Fairing a curve” is a term that comes from boatbuilding — a very specialized subset of woodworking in which joinery, science, function, and design play important roles but also in which art is of primary consideration. A boat that is beautiful is also a boat that...

BURLS

BURLS

Such an aesthetic in a burl. It just speaks to you with its twists and turns.

SHOP

SHOP

Come on in and sit a spell...

SHOP

SHOP

Love to see the shop up on the hill waiting for us here in the mountains.