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End Grain Floor #15: Leviathan Part 4

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 05-31-2012 01:58 PM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, after completing all but the eye of the Leviathan, I was very unhappy with the rest of his body…he looked more like a baby…especially when compared to the ship. I had do change it up. I am comfortable doing this. As an artist it is important to remain fluid and flexible. Things change, something might not work or may even work better or an idea may come out of thin air and inspire brilliance…of course you have to be on guard as it can also spell disaster.

So anyway, I sat down and started drawing up new sections of the body. Drawing takes me a little while as my fingers do not move like they used to. Since the injury I have to work much harder to get them to do what I want them to. But that is life. The good thing is the more I do it the better and easier it gets. The doctors say the brain will create new neural pathways around the damaged ones.

A Change

Corrected

The hash marks are to help me remember what is the top and which way the grain of the Snakewood goes when the pattern is cut out. Things can get confusing with all those little pieces floating around. Once the I am happy with the pencil work I pen it in.

Darkening

Yet even then I add changes, ;)

Change

Next Section

I have to admit the Tail was the hardest thing for me to nail down! I went through several variations.

Revised Tail

Third Revision

Until I finally got it right!

New Tail #3

Penned In

Scroll Saw Ready

This was the projected layout…

Proposed Position

This is the new projected layout. Ignore the old tail! I need to fix the twist on the far upper lefthand piece as the perspective is wrong. But other than that I am happy with it so far. Things can change:).

New Projection

More to follow….

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate



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SirFatty

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#1 posted 05-31-2012 04:45 PM

That’s pretty cool.. that floor, when completed, will be worth tens of thousands in labor alone!

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#2 posted 05-31-2012 05:47 PM

I believe SirFatty is spot on but I think it is already there!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 05-31-2012 10:09 PM

Thank you SirFatty. I am not worried to much about its worth…monetarily speaking. I really only care about its abstract and sentimental value:). That is priceless. I have not logged the hours but it has taken me three years to reach this point. Granted there are much more talented and gifted workers out there that can do it much faster! This is just me:).

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 10:10 PM

Thank you Erwin, you are very kind!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 02:57 AM

Looks great, you are a great artist as well as a great woodworker, a great combination to have.

-- Ryan

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 03:05 AM

Thank you very much Ryan, that is quite the complement!

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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mafe

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 08:25 PM

Wonderful artwork.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 11:45 PM

Thank you very much Mafe!

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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