Tools of the studio: SANDERS
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Tools of the studio: SANDERS

Handheld surface sander It seems like sanding, polishing and prepping steel takes so much of my time as I work in the studio, making theses tools some of the most valuable: sanders. I use many different types...

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Power tools of the studio: SAWS
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Power tools of the studio: SAWS

I want to begin the task of outlining the tools I use and how each one plays a part in the making of my work or your project. There are so many tools in my...

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How to patina and finish mild steel
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How to patina and finish mild steel

I wanted to outline the steps in creating a beautiful finished surface on a mild steel item. This process is fairly easy but all the steps need to be followed and correct materials used. Some...

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Tools of the studio: DRILLS
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Tools of the studio: DRILLS

Almost every item I make in my studio has at least one or more holes in them, bringing me to speak of one of the most used tools in the studio: drills.   The largest...

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Custom Handles
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Custom Handles

This photo is of a set of handles that were co-designed by myself and a client. These are an example of a collaboration between us that paid off in a big way. At studioandolina custom...

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The Making of a Handle
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The Making of a Handle

A friend of mine has a super set of metal lathes form the 50's and helped me turn these 1" solid steel rods to make six custom door handles... Lot's of work but a lot...

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Building New Items
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Building New Items

Here at Studio Andolina I build modern, minimal, industrial home products... I am constantly trying to come up with new items and ideas, staying up to date with current trends and making my own trends. Modern...

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Meet the Artist Behind the Work
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Meet the Artist Behind the Work

Well known in the local art scene, Gary Andolina has sculptures in the Seattle City collection, many in private collections, and showed in major galleries all across the country. Gary also has reviews in major...

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