I was looking through some of my old blogs and it occurred to me that what I most enjoyed about ones such as ‘The Impossible’ was that it was a journey, with other LJ’s as companions. We saw new things, commented on the scenery and I got some well needed feedback (mostly about my mental state I might add, lol).
I’ve decided to revisit this working format with a pattern called Inverted World. Years ago I read an SF story of this name by a writer called Christopher Priest. Set in a not too distant future. The worlds resources running down some intrepid individuals decided to build a moving city which would tap the power of the Earth’s magetic field as it roamed, across Europe. An unexpected side effect was that when the generators were turned on the world became inverted. Instead of being a finite globe in an infinite universe of space the planet became (to them) an infinite, inside out curved plane in a finite universe (hello he’s lost it again, nurse, nurse the medication is wearing off) much like this pattern
In the story the future is always tall, thin and coming towards the people of the city and the past short and broad and moving away behind. In order to stay where they are comfortable they have to keep moving. Sort of a Red Queen’s race as in Alice Through The Looking Glass.
I’m in two minds (no not schizophrenic) as you can see I’ve already got it drawn out as a ‘net’ for an EZ mitre box but it might be better just as wall art. Decisions, decisions.
Well at least I can get on with making jigs and cutting parts for it, whichever format I decide on. I intend to use Ebony and Sycamore for the pattern. I’m not sure about the background. Padauk or Purpleheart appeal. Purpleheart being more representative of sky/space.
I’ll be making the curved cuts using my Simple Circle Cutting Jig for the Router . With an additional perspex template, which I’m presently designing.
This template will be in the blog, along with decisions, cutting, mistakes and all the usual suspects, starting in part 2.
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com