|Project by moonls||posted 11-24-2010 04:23 PM||1550 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I constructed the base for the sculpture from 5/4 maple generously given to me by LJ Lenny at a recent get-together. I glued together 3 pieces of the maple to create a board approximately 8 1/2” X 12” X 7/8” thick. After planing and sanding, an egg-shaped template was traced onto the board and rough cut with my bandsaw. The edge was sanded smooth with 120 grit sand paper on my stationary belt sander and then hand sanded. I used a cove bit at my router table to cut the edge detail. Thanks to input from other LJ’s, the finish used was 4 coats of water-based acrylic varnish because I wanted to keep the maple as light as possible to mimic a sandy sea floor. The sculpture was attached with stainless bolts epoxyed into holes (cut into the underside of the sculpture by the artist) and secured with nuts recessed into the bottom of the base.
-- Lorna, Cape Cod