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Skull for "Hamlet on a horse" performance

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Project by Brinth posted 05-06-2016 09:49 PM 819 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work on a teatre and today i were told if i had a idea of making a “skull” there were rough and not to fine. But still not crap materieal.
So i just asked if he wanted one in Wood – and then i started making a skull in Wood.
The Wood in about 10 days old so realy easy to cut in.

I routed it out on my “router copy carver” (plans from Mathias – woodgears.ca)
I like the machine wery mutch but it needs a lot of weight on it to make the kind of jobs i do on it – and it is realy cheap to build. It is wery good to rebuild to different height of the woodlog on the table.

The face of the skull were routed out and then i reelesed the rest of the head with a chainsaw.
Then there were just detail carving left.

In total about 6 hours including rebuilding the “router copy carver” to take so high level of woodblock.

The instructor/actor wantet it rough so i will give it to him like this. Then i can change it later if it is not good enough.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"





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Mark

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 12:17 AM

Fore sooth. Yon skull smacks of cool methinks. Well done Brinth.

-- Mark

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Jim Sellers

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 12:32 AM

very interesting and nice job. I’m a fan of Mathias and will be sure to check out his “router copy carver”. Thanks for posting.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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mafe

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 10:22 AM

So cool!
Dead cool!
Ok I’ll stop.
But I really like it and the fact you left it rough like this.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-07-2016 02:35 PM

Brinth, this is a very nice piece. You did a great job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Brinth

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#5 posted 05-07-2016 02:53 PM

The instructor/actor liked it rough like this. So i dont make teeth’s or something like that.

He told that “Hamlet” have to drink from some Water Cans and dig his “fathers skull” up from the ground and then use the skull like a bowling ball.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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