|Project by MARCO AURELIO R. GUIMARÃES||posted 03-07-2009 09:14 PM||3144 views||8 times favorited||31 comments|
I’m posting this work with the tag ” Carving” since this is one important kind of jobs used to make it.
However, other works such as wood lamination, metal engraving and burin jobs are present. Maybe it is what you call a mixed media project.
My intention was carving a stallion and a mare. After all this was a gift to a couple of friends who love and raise horses.
The stallion is supposed to be the one in which base is inserted a dedication plaque. I hope my dear woodworking fellows may note my efforts in carving a stronger neck, a more defined muscles, the male posture and so on.
The wood support is composed by two distinct parts. One of them, an inclined carved board on a triangular support in which face I inserted a small clock and in the other one a dedication metal plaque. The remained part is composed by two plane solid boards. In these both, vertical and horizontal boards, I also laminated some contrasting color sheets of wood.
In order to prevent “slippage” of the wood set due to the weight of the books, I fixed a brass sheet on the base, so the stored books could rest securely, not pushing the lighter wood set to its sides.
In the upper face of the protruding brass sheet, I engraved with a mini rotary tool an ornamental design in which “hollow” center I could get enough room to also engrave two monograms with the capitals of the names of my couple friends. I used the burin to engrave the monograms.
In the detailed monogram photo, the capitals are D, L, T, C, and in the other shot L, T, C.
I hope you may concede me some “poetic licence” in order to “discover” these capitals in the design!
-- MARCO AURELIO R. GUIMARAES, BELO HORIZONTE, MG, BRAZIL