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Blog entry by falegniam posted 07-13-2010 11:53 PM 1068 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I don’t know if everyone pays attention to the annual contest on LJ’s, but this one I don’t understand. I just can’t figure out what this contest wants us to do. I even asked a couple of friends of mine, thinking that it was me not knowing what this has to do with. They did not know either. How are we suppose to show fluidity or movement in wood? If that is what this is saying. Can someone please explain what they are asking us for in this contest?

Below is the category explanation…

Fluidity – “Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fluid motion is visible in the solid form of the wood.” Create a woodworking project that portrays fluidity and/or movement, Be sure to describe your inspiration and vision – the interpretation is as important as the finished product.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 12:02 AM

Check this out, these are some of the entries.


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#2 posted 07-14-2010 12:04 AM

When I think of fluidity in wood, all I can think of is this:

And no, I don’t think you’ll be competing with him.

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Al Navas

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 12:30 AM

From one of the online Dictionaries

Main Entry: flu·id·i·ty
Pronunciation: \flü-ˈi-də-tē\
Function: noun
Date: 1603

1 : the quality or state of being fluid
2 : the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow

YOU interpret this however best YOU can, to illustrate your interpretation of the definition with your project/entry. In this case, number 2 is possibly the best choice on which to base your entry. As suggested, take a look at the current entries, and get working… :)

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 03:13 AM

Thanks for the help, you guys are awesome. I don’t have any ideas at this point, but I’ll try to come up with something. I hope you three get the first three top prizes. Good luck !

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 02:39 PM

My thoughts on “Fluidiity in Lumber”
Being able to bend a piece of wood !
Examples might be:
Windsor back chair.
Snow shoes.
Wooden Tennis racket.
Curve blade Hockey stick.
Some species of wood will bend easier than others,
Good Luck in your ideas !

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 12:15 PM

I knew this topic will be a bit harder to interpret but it’s not a bad thing to raise the bar ;) Andy’s boxes are prime example of fluidity concept as well as some cool entries already submitted.

You can find fluidity in the form as well as in the texture/grain of the final piece. Possibilities are endless.

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