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Project by Brit posted 05-13-2012 06:56 PM 2783 views 0 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun project. This was a collaborative effort between my wife and I for the street party she’s organizing on 4th June to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. She Photoshopped the image merging the legs from one photo onto another photo of the rest of the body. Then she had the whole image enlarged to be bigger than lifesize. We then stuck it onto 3mm MDF and I carefully jigsawed it out removing any blurred edges from the enlarging process, but leaving the highlights where the sun bounces off. It will be fixed to a stand on the day.

I just couldn’t resist adding the captions below to the photos.

Thanks for looking!

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.





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mafe

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 07:08 PM

Andy I love you man!
What a wonderful project, thank you for the big smile I have on my face.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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patron

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 07:15 PM

great fun andy

no wonder you folks like the queen
she is so personable

she does look a little tipsy
in the second picture

what are you two drinking

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 07:15 PM

glad you are happy as you are Andy
even a plasticsurgeon will not be able to help you …. LOL
but he proppebly wuold destroy your smile anyway

thanks for the smile
take care
Dennis

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 07:51 PM

Great job Andy!
I bet the lady herself would approve!

God Bless the Queen !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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mafe

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 07:57 PM

Ohh yes sorry,
God bless the Queen – and Andy.

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

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 08:01 PM

Which one is Andy?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#7 posted 05-13-2012 08:01 PM

That’s great Andy. Long live the queen.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 05-13-2012 08:07 PM

Sorry, my last post may have insulted the Queen.

God bless the Queen.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Brit

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#9 posted 05-13-2012 08:17 PM

Mads – Thanks. Glad your finding some time to keep up with LJs. Hope life is good. Any luck finding a workshop space yet? By the way, you should check out my last project. You’d like that one.

David – I think she’d had a couple of cheeky sherries before she popped round to see me. :-)

Dennis – The Queen was standing in the kitchen while I was packing my tools away. When I came back in, she scared the life out of me.

Eric, Scot, Don – Thanks. I’ll pass on your best wishes.

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.

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#10 posted 05-13-2012 08:25 PM

Pretty funny Andy. The only issue I can see is…she is taller than you, that aint right! You have a lot of effort into this celebration. It should be a great day.

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Brit

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#11 posted 05-13-2012 09:23 PM

Shane – Everyone in the neighbourhood is really fired up about it now. I just hope the weather is good on the day.

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.

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#12 posted 05-13-2012 09:30 PM

Well done! It will be a great celebration.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#13 posted 05-13-2012 09:34 PM

Funny stuff, very witty! Andy you are a madman.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 05-13-2012 09:39 PM

any royal standing in my kitchen wuold scare me too
with the economy theese years you never know when they want you to take over
and repair the castles for them …

have a great celebration anyway :-)

Dennis

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#15 posted 05-13-2012 10:02 PM

Haaaa…..I love it! I sure hope it is a great day for you and your family. Great job on the projects for sure.

All the best,

Joe

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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