FINAL TOUCH ON MY STRESS RELEAVER EXPAT LIVING IN PHILIPPINES



hey welcome to refiner in the Philippines well I've got my desk painted in a flat finish but I actually decided that because I found the paint the special paint that friends have managed to get to me very kindly this this is the best-kept secret it's called rubber buff I can show you so tiny little tubes that last forever you use them almost like a little helping very meager helping of toothpaste when you use them and you use them with a small I use them with a small two-inch one an hour for two inches Chinese they the white bristle Chinese throwaway brushes I I call them strong white brushes so Roman buff what Roman buff does is allows you to do little highlights and planning on the work that you do yeah it's an art piece not normally heard not normally used with with furniture I don't think all the larger pieces but I like to do that and the reason is that as you can see on these parts now it's heavily sculpted so that you get lots of different reflections of light as you can see now it's actually just in a flat black but you can actually see that it has a lot of different angles which will look terrific in my humble opinion so we've got a little bit more light now so the the black is not soaking it up although inside it's still black very slight blue to this but if you look and as you look at it from different angles you see that the the different angles go in opposition to each other and then they fall short of the actual floor which gives it a very strong very very heavy looking design and which there is an eye light make you fudge for myself is because they don't have to please anybody else but me now when people have come to me before to design them special pieces of furniture they they almost have to sign a disclaimer saying that they'll accept or whatever it is that that I do this is not not really so hard for them to do because they would have seen lots of examples of my work no all right I like the heavily layered look which as I explained him there are one of the previous stage 1 videos as you have this basic here there's a basic shell an under basic shell you've got another block there which is here and that block is in opposition to the upright this one is plumb with with the ground this one slopes from narrow to large and then here you've got narrow at the bottom going up to large at the top and all of those and the same on this here and all of those different angles make for what I think of as a very interesting look now if you're looking for totally practical desk which is which has all drawers and a little pull outs and things like that then you need to be walking away from a kind of thing that I do because while I do pay lip service to practicality like this is made specially to go into a corner it's made to go into a corner and it will do a job but really it's a decorative piece of at best functional furniture as you can see there now what I also like to do and this has been made this has been made with with minimal tools I actually had I cut everything with everything freehand with a power saw circular power saw that anybody can buy and there's no special table saw with beautiful set angles and straight lines no no that's not been done that way I made the basic the basic cut for the desk and then on top of that I put an edge molding which is this here and it's like what is it let's call it let's call it two inches right put that on the front now on top of that I wanted a layered look now if I made this in a really big thick piece like this looks then I would have been able to router those edges in but I didn't do that just made it in 3/4 3/4 what what I call block board it's fine it's very basic cheap furniture furnishing plywood if you like and I made that I cut the basic piece out and then I got the 1/8 as you can see this is this is the original basic piece for the top and then I've got two layers of plywood of I call that 1/8 plywood here they they call it different but I call that and then I've layered that so that you get this along with the the edge bead the piece itself then two layers of 1/8 plywood and you get that layered look and and I like that as I say this is actually really ready for dressing now and that will be the next thing that I'll be doing and I'll show you I'll show you why I'm going to do what I'm going to do when I've done part of the disc and you can see it then okay so what I'm doing now is looking to get a stipple to finish this is a so that you get actually going for a raised look to the piece you need to turn the brush so that you don't get all the same brush marks you're not looking to get brush marks and we're not dealing with color right now we're dealing with texture and plenty of paint on so you need to be turning the brush and when you do this it can't be afraid of making a mistake and because any mistake you can go back over it you can do it again now most of the work which I've been most proud of have actually come from projects which started with me saying the four-letter word no not that four-letter word I'm talking about that other four-letter word help word I've gone oh my god what have I done help and then after I've said help and wondered what on earth I was going to do next help us come some answer to the problem which has led to something new and unusual so now the idea will be get rid of the fly [Applause] I'm not going to bore you with a with an hour of stifling so I'll show you this when I'm ready to start doing something interesting on it because I'll do the whole desk and this stippled finish and then I'll show you how I get some other interesting to my mind effects so back here what might seem like a flash to you

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