This process went pretty quick. I started at 6pm and now it is 10:30. Includes all the photo editing and the whole nine yards. added bronze coating and let dry about an hour. used the stuff on far right. bronzed 6 panel patina acid materials panel after 15 minutes of acid soak panel after 2 hours … ready to get started beartex -............... rub really-really hard, long-long time after beartex rubbing clean off surface with brush and spray on several...
Thought it might be fun to share photos of my tiles drying. Then again it might be boring. Well anyways !! Tiles are sitting on the fiber ceiling tiles you buy from Lowes. Bought the damaged ones real real cheap. Ceiling tiles are the best for this. Draws the wetness out of the clay and speeds the drying cycle time. Also have an industrial size box fan blowing 24-7 on them. They’re getting dry extra-quick. Will start a kiln load sooner then estimated.
Spent this weekend pressing clay tiles. Used up 100 pounds of p-clay or sculptors clay in about 25 different handmade molds made from my mahoagny carvings. 70 tiles. Esimate 3 or 4 kiln loads. Largest tile is over twelve inches high. Smallest is about 4 inches.
Forgot how messy a router is. Mahogany machines like butter.Photos are the project with one section roughed in … deepest section … about 3/8 depth using 1/2 router bit.A section with the poster glued on and the tools I’m using, less the dust collector. As mentioned in Marc’s blog … Bought a 1/8 down spiral do some detail work. One thing I didn’t plan for was the paper wants to lift up next to the router bit. My work around is scoring the drawing with ...
This is a new technique I wanted to try. Previous projects, I have tried the drawn on technique as well as carbon paper. Thought of using a projector or finding a large format print shop, but searched the internet and found the technique of breaking part a photo into pieces call ”poster printing”. Looked at several and sellected a shareware program “Mr. Poster”. Program has it’s limitations, namely limited to it’s default size settings, ie, number rows and...
Inspired by Mark’s blog on his Sandzen inpired wood carving … thought might try one myself. The idea for Haunted Forest TWO. Photo I digitally edited on my laptop. Layered a couple photos, grayscaled , rescaled, stretched, deformed, negative and pixelated …. This is a challenge to myself. I have never made a carving this big, nor will I use the exact same methods that I have used in-the-past. Hope to learn a few new tools and teach myself a few new tricks via ...
Frank Lloyd Wright’s influences on architecture and the arts and crafts style is everywhere. Buildings, bridges, stained glass, pottery, artwork, graphics, furniture and more. I’ve always admired his rendition of the barrel chair. This table is inspired by that work.Invision quartersawn white oak, 36×72 and 29 inches high. seating 8 people.
Dan has agreed to host our second chat. Here are the details: Topic: Selling Woodworking Items on eBay Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM EDT Click here to enter the chat roomChat room will be opened on July 12 at 5:30 PM EST(Note that the chat room is currently limited to 100 chatters)
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