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CC's Book Case #5: The Bowman and The Spearman

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Blog entry by SquintyPolock posted 07-15-2013 01:22 AM 686 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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On my way home from work, the other day, I passed though Grant Park. “The Bowman and The Spearman” sculptures caught my attention. The sculptor did not make the weapons – you have to imagine them.

I was inspired to make a bow.

http://chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com/2007/09/bowman-and-spearman.html

A 1/4” piece of scrap oak and some string made a bow (no doubt, Mestrovic would have been impressed). I used a bunch of clamps and some blocks to keep the arc where I wanted. Then, I traced along the bow to make my mark.

I rough cut the arc with my jig saw. See how I stay just left of the line. As long as I don’t cross the line, this is a quick way to lop off a big chunk of scrap.

And a final sculpting of my own, with an 80 grit palm sander. I sand until the line disappears. Note that I clamped the top and bottom together. I cut and sanded them at the same time, so they are an exact match.

I don’t know if there’s an easier way of doing this, but it worked for me.

I guess I had about 2 hours invested.

Thanks for having a look. J-

-- It's all in a day's work...



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#1 posted 08-04-2013 01:47 AM

This is the hand grip you are fashioning?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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