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Modeling tools
for clay

I have to many things going on, one of them is the clay, I love the contradiction between the clay and the wood, one need to be cut, one so soft that it needs only a touch.

This post is from the Modeling tools blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/40479

Pictures:
1. My clay tools.
2. Cut to shape from scraps.
3. Sand and scrape.
4. Brand, oil and wax.
5. In the blog there are samples of easy tools to make from household items.
6. Little Japanese inspired toubaco boxes I made.


On Wednesdays I do nude model clay croquis.
When doing this I used to use my hands a lot for modeling, now I use almost only the palette knife and wire tools for shaping and then different modeling tools for details and difficult spots to reach.
I have a bunch, but needed out of love to make some my self.

You might also be interested in my Clay rolling and cutting board: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99038


Best thoughts,
Mads

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





15 comments so far

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johnhutchinson

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 04:02 PM

Fabulous !!! But then again, you could make toothpicks and make them look special. Not fair. :(

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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lew

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 10:21 PM

Love the soul you put into that little figure.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 03:01 AM

You are an artist’s artist Mads.
It is truly all in the heart.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 06:46 AM

I still have some clay that I used for modeling (not sculpting) woodworking project (in scale) before I starting using a CAD modeling program. Once in a while when I don’t want to be tied to the PC I will pick up the clay just to keep my hands flexible from my RA.

I don’t have any of those tools you have but I can certainly see how they come in useful in sculpting.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 06:05 PM

Hi Guys,
John and Paul, with comments like that you make not only my day, but my life sweeter – thank you straight from my heart.
Lew, smiles,I think it is figure no 30 or so, so I have ben training hard, feel like I start to find a way… For me the problem is always the same, not to be a perfectionist to just feel, do and then look after. I use almost only spartula now, this keeps me focused.
Oldnovice, perhaps I should try this also at some point, as an architect we used to work in cardbord when making models mostly.
Big warm thank you all,
Mads

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

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 11:30 PM

Hey Mads,

I haven’t seen Shave hanging out in your new workspace. If it’s because he needs new clothes, maybe this will help … http://www.philosophersguild.com/Finger-Puppets/

And while you’re at it, take a few minutes to wander through the site. Lots of tasty stuff. :)

-John

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 04:24 AM

Mads, I worked with cardboard, corrugated board, foamcore, styrofoam, toothpicks, and miniature lumber in my architecture classes … then I moved on to ceramics and silicon in electrical engineering and never went back. Sometimes I wish I would have stayed in architecture … sometimes!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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realcowtown_eric

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 05:09 AM

I had to carve mirror image corbels of rather massive size (at least to me) in the round….. got into clay modelling,

Funny how this woodbutchery stuff leads yu down other slippery slopes.

But of course, each slippery slope requires different tools, and new skills to get hacker status at.

Heck even if yer not a master of a trade, yer skill is still saleable.

The designer can’t fabricate,
The fabricator cannot carve.
The carver won’t finish,
the finisher won’t install.
The installer wont do any of those.

The trick is to get to the end with happy client and a decent if not superlative job. .

Gotta love it…
And speaking of electrical engineering, just went through an issue with a furnace installer who couldn’t read a schematic….I won.
ah, such fun!!!

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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mafe

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 01:42 AM

Hi,
John look in this post: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/99038 first Picture, on that day he was being hung over the pond. ;-)

So I smaile at him every time I sharpen. What a cool site! Yes they have loads of fun stuff with a twist and a smile.
Oldnovice, yes we also used all that could do the job, but most often simple white cardboard models.

Here one of them for a office Building we build 11.000 m2 / 118.400 ft2.

Here build.
Eric, yes we are Lucky to go Down different roads, new tools, new toys, new skills, all expanding our Lifes and minds. Thaks for your thoughts, and fun.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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realcowtown_eric

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 02:21 AM

Mads…

Why is it none of the architects that use me seldom give me interesting projects. Churches and antique dealers challenge me more.

As a fanatical rykenologist and vintage architect, lemme ask you how big is your largest ellipsograph and how many rykenoid devices are kicking around your place. I love my old drafting tools. Iain’t sure, but I think I’m the only contractor in town that has a 6” slide rule on the truck visor…

Don’t get to use them often, but when a job requires them, there is joy.

Eric in Calgary

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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stefang

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 12:37 PM

You have become Leonardo reincarnated Mads! Wonderful tools and pottery!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#12 posted 04-05-2014 02:46 PM

Mike, smiles here.’
Eric, yes it is rare to build something interesting, really rare, this because the World are no longer run on pride, but money and the money for Building owned by pension and capital funds…
I still Draw with pen and parallel ruler on architects paper once in a while and love it.
Check this: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/38214
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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MadJester

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#13 posted 09-14-2014 03:02 PM

You are so wonderfully talented Mads!!! I love how your mind works!

-- Sue (Susan) Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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mafe

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#14 posted 09-15-2014 07:32 PM

Thank you, the line between crazy and talented are thin… Smiles.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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MadJester

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 04:45 AM

It is a thin line, but oh, so tasty!! LOL

-- Sue (Susan) Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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