Wednesday, 21 April 2010

new blog, new post, new photos

My apologies for the 3 week lag time between posts. I experienced a bit of a perfect storm in that blogger changed in the middle of the last push to get the living room and dining room completed. In a nutshell - I dropped the ball a bit. But... the good news is the renovation is done! The furniture has been moved in and we even hung a few pictures. There is a large “hole” where the future dining room table, chairs and other assorted pieces will go - but the kids are enjoying driving their Lego cars in the empty space. We are all very pleased with the finished space and I will be posting some photos of it as soon as I get them. I hired my photographer friend Tracey to photograph the room before we cluttered it up with our stuff.

She has also generously permitted me to post these photos of a fairly recent 28-1/2" A2 jointer. I had posted about this plane earlier - but the photos she took were quite stunning so I thought I would share them.

This last photo is perhaps my favourite. I am not entirely sure why, but I suspect my design sensibilities have something to do with it.


Blogger Unknown said...

That last picture is gorgeous. I don't suppose there's a hi-res version that could be used for a desktop background? Glad to see you're blogging again.

22 April 2010 at 09:32  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Jason,

If you click on the image and then click again - you end up with a pretty large version of it.


22 April 2010 at 09:40  
Blogger Unknown said...

you sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Worked like a champ. Thanks.

22 April 2010 at 10:21  
Blogger Konrad said...

glad it worked - it is now my desktop too:)


22 April 2010 at 10:47  
Blogger David said...

A great plane maker, and a great photografer, this make for a perfect day... You made my day!

22 April 2010 at 12:21  
Anonymous Derek Cohen said...

Hi Konrad

I looked at the photos before reading your blog and thought to myself, "Oh my my my ... I am now terribly embarrassed to have posted all my photos (taken by myself) in my articles and reviews. These are just simply stunning!!"

And then I read that they were taken by a professional. Whew!

The pictures are perfect. My God they are wonderful! And what they do is show up your work in the very best possible way. The pictures capture your details in all their glory and reveal the absolutely superb balance between craftsmanship and design.

Konrad, I know you are happily married, but you should consider bigamy to hold onto Tracey. My wife would kill me, otherwise I'd marry her myself!

Regards from Perth

Derek Cohen

24 April 2010 at 03:16  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi derek,

Glad you like the photos. There are times when you just have to break down and hire professionals for things like this. She is an amazing photographer.

Sadly - Tracey is also very happily married, but I will pass along your admiration.


25 April 2010 at 08:43  
Blogger Konrad said...

Glad to have made your day David. It made mine when I saw these photos for the first time too. And I only posted a very small group of them... there were over 500 taken!


25 April 2010 at 08:44  
Anonymous JeffB said...

Close up photography is not forgiving of imperfections. It is amazing how well the plane stands up to the scrutiny of the lens. A sure sign of incredible work. Congrats on the beautiful plane and pictures.

25 April 2010 at 19:31  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Jeff. The camera can do some amazing things to be sure - picking up flaws is certainly one of them. But... with good lighting you can also make a plane look pretty darn impressive - to the point where it surprises even the maker.

Best wishes,

25 April 2010 at 19:47  
Anonymous lou said...

Another beauty Konrad,perfection as always.What is that on the back of the handle in picture #6 ?.

26 April 2010 at 07:05  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Lou. An odd bit of grain. I noticed it when I was doing the final sanding on the handle. It only shows up in really particular lighting situations - an odd bit of chatoyance I guess.


26 April 2010 at 07:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm such a sucker for that Uber-Jointer!!

Amazing work Konrad, and thanks again for sharing the new pics, very nice photography.


27 April 2010 at 08:29  
Blogger tomausmichigan said...


The choice of background is counterintuitive, but it works brilliantly. The side of the plane almost disappears, and the rest seems strange and new like a familiar landmark emerging from the fog. Absolutely great, photo and plane!


29 April 2010 at 06:43  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Tom. Tracey and I have been talking about an Irving Penn style shoot at some point - that should be fun too.


30 April 2010 at 14:08  

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