Jim O'Neil's photos


  • hence

    Oil pastels on Bristol vellum paper, 11 by 14 inches.

  • Soooo

    More playing. Oil pastels on Bristol vellum paper, 11 by 14 inches.

  • Em

    Drawing the foreshortened figure is fun, even if you don't get it quite right. Oil pastels on Bristol vellum paper, 11 by 14 inches.


  • Even

    Oil pastels on Bristol vellum paper, 11 by 14 inches.

  • s

    Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.

  • bent

    Now it's clamped, cooling and drying. I'll leave it clamped to the form for about a week.


  • bending

    After 2 hours of steaming, I clamp the wood to the form, bending it into the required shape.

  • steaming setup

    This shows my steam generator and the hose leading the steam to the wood to be bent.

  • tem in steamer

    Around 99° C.


  • see the steam

    The steam enters at the close end and exits at the far end.

  • condensate

    Of course using steam produces condensate, water, so provisions must be made to drain same.

  • building the form

    I need to make a curved tiller for a boat. I bent some aluminum to the required curves as a template and used that to build the mold, or form, for steam bending the oak to shape.


  • Easter keg hunt

    Meanwhile, yesterday.... -GRIN-

  • Quickly

    One minute poses. Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.

  • Thoughtfuly

    Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.


  • Happily

    Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.

  • studiously

    Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.

  • Quietly

    Alaska willow charcoal on 11 by 14 inch sketch paper.


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