Almost every week, I am asked to support someone’s Kickstarter program, and about 99 percent of them are lame, ill-advised or doomed for one reason or another.
This one is different.
Furniture maker J. Leko is seeking to recreate a 1750 Oeben mechanical table – a masterpiece of marquetry, French style and mechanical genius. Leko, a thoughtful and detail-oriented woodworker, seeks to reproduce this table to complete his Michael Fortune Fellowship at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
Leko is going way over the top with this project. He isn’t required to make this crazy-cool table to complete his fellowship, but I know that he is doing this because he is… how do I say this. Uncompromising.
In a good way.
I’ve personally pledged $100 to support his effort in building this table. And if you have any extra discretionary income, I hope you will consider helping him out as well. Even $1 helps.
You can read all the details of his Kickstarter program here.
— Christopher Schwarz