|Project by MARCO AURELIO R. GUIMARÃES||posted 02-14-2009 11:01 PM||18727 views||20 times favorited||106 comments|
This certainly isn’t a conventional woodworking project since it mix two
quite different kind of jobs.
I couldn’t even find an appropriate tag to post this kind of work in LJ’s!
Sometimes I like to join two or more materials, such as bronze, marble,
glass, etc., in just one woodwork project in order to avoid monotony and
trying to be a little bit more creative.
The nude female figure is made out of white marble and once LJ is a
woodworking site I’ll try to concentrate my description on the stool.
The wood species I used was Imbuhia (Ocotea porosa)- which you call Brazilian walnut in the
US. It is a very smelling wood species with a beautiful brownish color.
The great problem I got was to make a stool in which the hard woman piece
Since the pose of the live model was some way involving the stool, it was
really difficult to make a stool so that I could seat the stiff human figure
After all, both elements were rigid so that no mistakes could happen.
Another difficulty was to exactly make the stool so that one of her feet was
on the floor and the other one supported by the stay-stool, in its other
side. This was particularly hard to achieve (at least for me!) because of
the 3D effect which I had to consider. That way the marble lady should, at
the same time, be seated on the surface of the stool and with both feet
rested on the exact places.
The small dimension of the set made things harder once a small error would
appear bigger than in a higher piece.
I gave this work to one of my sons as a birthday gift in his last
He embedded the blue eyes in the marble piece. (This was a choice I didn’t
do by myself… Of course I didn’t told him that.)
By the way, trying to increase some more ornamental (should I say artistic?)
value to the set, I also made the black granite base, and the column (in an
Italian marble) with the pedestal round piece and the capital found in
I ask to my woodworker fellows who consider that I’m invading the main
purpose of LJ’s site to please excuse me because this wasn’t my intention.
I thank you for visiting my work.
-- MARCO AURELIO R. GUIMARAES, BELO HORIZONTE, MG, BRAZIL