|Project by DDDamian||posted 09-15-2010 04:02 PM||2062 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Here’s one more – my first attempt at wood and metal together. Inspired by my local if sucky NHL hockey team.
The plaque was CNC plasma-cut on a machine I built, then the ash was CNC routed to allow me to inlay the 1/8” steel image into the wood. Entire thing epoxied to make a flat solid surface. Steel was first coated with blue machinists layout dye, which produced almost a purplish-red sub-tone like a mother-of-pearl effect at different angles, but overall is dark blue.
Ash was unstained to maintain its light colour and really contrast the metal.
Both the plaque and the matching coffee table were on display for six months at the Air Canada Center – the home arena of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I threw in some pics of the bar I made just to add some interest! Bar is steel, glass, brass and granite, with blue LED lighting. In subdued lighting with the glasses and bottles now accumulated it really sparkles!
-- - before I could only dream it....