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Project description

This project is the culmination of my life experience so far. It started wish the desire to offer something unique and priceless to someone unique and priceless in my life: My girlfriend. Corny? You bet, but it is no less true.

After finishing the construction of this present: A jewelry box made of dark wood, lined in red velvet, with two mirrors and a secret door; Friends seemed to be impressed with my work. Suspicious as I am, I went on and published my project on social networks where I remained anonymous. The feedback was incredible, in between compliments and marriage proposals more serious requests came along regarding orders for similar pieces and the whereabouts of my shop. Amazed by such a response I decide to investigate the feasibility of opening a design workshop.


I petitioned my project to IEUA, the company incubator from the University of Aveiro and received, yet again, a very positive feedback and some valuable advice regarding the best way to go about the creation of said workshop.

It became clearer and clearer what had to be done. My hobby could turn into something considerably more serious and fruitful.

So what is a design workshop?

It is nothing more than a space where I am able to fabricate the pieces I have drawn and developed over the years. Unique pieces made of wood ranging for intricate furniture to simple design pieces. Combining the construction of solid, long-lasting pieces with innovative design, the basic with the element of surprise, to create pieces that will trigger the thought "why the hell hasn't this been the way all along?!"

Deep down all I want is my work to speak for me, for I do believe it will do a much better job than I ever will.

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What are the project goals

I intend to assemble a workshop specialized in woodwork. Tools, space and materials to be able to get my business off the ground and accept orders from customers and with them fabricate the pieces they idealize. To create partnerships with other designers, to learn and evolve and to stop writing this up and get into the action!


Why 6000€?

6000€ is the sum of the costs for all the tools plus the estimate for 6 months rent of the necessary space, materials and consumables like sand paper, nails, saw blades, etc.

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What´s the promoter experience

My area of studies went through Computer Engineering which I later traded for the area of Multimedia, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in New Technologies of Communication from the University of Aveiro. I kept running after what I felt to be the right choice, what brought me the most happiness, making my share of mistakes along the way.


It took me a while to get where I am today, all because I did not give the proper value to what I though to be a hobby, something to do when i turn old and grey with my life all figures out. Looking back, I should have realized that constructing, the "inventing" even, is in my blood.

My Grandfather, amongst a lot of things, was a creator, from tools to items of a grander scale there was nothing that man could not create. Gifted of an amazing capacity of fabricating out of sheer need. Need something to do a certain task, doesn't exit, Imagine something that would do the job, next step, build it! That was something that always amazed me.
My Father, my Father taught me a bit of everything when I was a child. From carpentry to electrical systems, together we covered the bases of all areas of construction and that impulsed me to overcome obstacles, in construction and everything else, using logical deductions. Allow me to explain. When a problem presents itself, be it in carpentry or in life, logical deduction are vital to the resolution of said problems and exploring this type of thought through manual labor has always brought me a sensation of freedom and enormous satisfaction. I never imagined that what I love to do could actually be what would food on the table, pardon the expression.

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How and when are you going to complete your project

As soon as I have the financing to do so I will order the tools I need. Some of which I will have immediate access to, however there will be a couple of tools, due to its complexity might take a month until delivered. Even so I can work around it until they arrive.


For the 90 days following the financial approval, apart from taking care of the rewards, I will also attend to the necessity of an online platform to show the work already created. Until then I will publicize my work through social networks, giving of course, full priority to the rewards.

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What was invested in the project so far

Apart from the idea, countless hours of sketching, sweat and a little blood; the months I had a little bit of money left over I would purchase a power tool, the basics. And with those basics I have been able to conduct some experiments and sell a piece even. Which is great if you take into consideration I have no workshop, used a friends table saw and the tools I own are a drill, a sander, a plain and an electric hand saw. With access to the right tools, after a couple hours of hysterical laughter, I could finally create with no limitations.

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Estimated reward`s delivery

90 days after project ended

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Foto 10 - Peça final

06 March 2013 às 21:38

Foto 10 - Peça final

 

Foto 9 - Pintura e verniz aplicado

06 March 2013 às 21:35

Foto 9 - Pintura e verniz aplicado

 

Foto 8 - Inserção de veludo

06 March 2013 às 21:34

Foto 8 - Inserção de veludo

 

Foto 7 - Primeira demão de cor após ter sido lixado o excesso

06 March 2013 às 21:29

Foto 7 - Primeira demão de cor após ter sido lixado o excesso

 

Foto 6 - Peça completa e limpa

06 March 2013 às 21:27

Foto 6 - Peça completa e limpa

 

Foto 5 - Painel frontal e gaveta

06 March 2013 às 21:26

Foto 5 - Painel frontal e gaveta

 

Foto 4 - Esqueleto com gaveta e andar intermédio

06 March 2013 às 21:24

Foto 4 - Esqueleto com gaveta e andar intermédio

 

Foto 3 - esqueleto com gaveta

06 March 2013 às 21:22

Foto 3 - esqueleto com gaveta

 

Foto 2 - Esqueleto da base da caixa

06 March 2013 às 21:03

Foto 2 - Esqueleto da base da caixa

 

Fotografia do processo de criação

06 March 2013 às 21:01

Fotografia do processo de criação

Aqui ficam algumas fotografias de algumas partes do processo de criação e montagem das peças. 

Todas as peças começam por ser apenas uma pilha de madeira, após devidamente medidas e cortadas, começam a dar forma ao produto final. É necessário manter em mente margens, encaixes e orientações de abertura de gavetas e portas, pois um erro nesta fase pode atrasar semanas todo o trabalho.

Pedro Monteiro

Pedro Monteiro

18 March 2013 às 19:13

the_nunez

the_nunez

18 March 2013 às 11:16

Força nisso

Ana Filipa Vasconcelos

Ana Filipa Vasconcelos

13 March 2013 às 14:37

dá-lhe Vitorino!

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eduardoliveira

11 March 2013 às 15:22

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elementar

06 March 2013 às 20:09

Ivo da Veiga

Ivo da Veiga

05 March 2013 às 23:41

Cátia Seabra

Cátia Seabra

27 February 2013 às 12:50

Força nisso jovem! :D

TamTeixeira

TamTeixeira

26 February 2013 às 12:10

João Pereira

João Pereira

26 February 2013 às 09:11

Tiago João

Tiago João

26 February 2013 às 01:09

Good project. You have my support.

Claymore

Claymore

26 February 2013 às 00:20

Não é muito, mas espero que seja o suficiente para fazer a diferença no teu sonho :)

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Gonçalo Miguel Massadas Pato

Gonçalo Miguel Massadas Pato

18 March 2013 às 23:58

"Se guardamos uma excelente ideia para nós, ela nunca chega a ser excelente para os outros". Abraço

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