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Art Prize 2011 #2: Design Progress

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 1030 days ago 2458 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Planning Part 2 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 3: Getting there »

For the past several days, I’ve been messing with the images used to make my elevation of earth. I dug around and found various maps and data and combined them to be what I needed. I had a finished map done previously, but magically my computer ate it over the past year- I think in one of the backup/transfer sessions it got stuck in the ether.

anyway. I made an image I liked and then converted it into a three-dimensional model. This is full scale- that is to say, this model believes it is 4’x8’x3”.

The brown coloured parts are the surface of the original wood. I need to knock it down a little for Antarctica and Greenland. No big deal..

In the meantime, the rest of the planet looks pretty slick.

Today’s task is to glue up a bunch of plywood for a test piece. I have a lot of “junk” plywood that will work just fine for this application. My plan is to do two of them: One smaller (and thus faster), probably in the neighbourhood of 30-40” long and then a full size one. After the full-size one is cut, I am going to use it as a guide to determine where I will need to stack wood for the final one. I find it easier to work off of a full size model. But first, glue.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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David

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#1 posted 1030 days ago

Are you using a program to get the images? It looks similar to the carvewright software.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 1029 days ago

I’m using a couple different pieces of software. It’s the same concept as the Carvewright system, or any CNC software.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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David

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#3 posted 1028 days ago

very nice. this is a great idea, i may have to hijack it for a world map for my son ;)

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1011 days ago

Very neat. I’ll have to drop in again and see the CNC in action!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1011 days ago

You have obviously put a lot of work into this well done.I know you’ll end up with what you intended have fun . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 1009 days ago

Jim- yeah! Please do. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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