Art Prize 2011 #4: Ready to Cut

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 08-05-2011 04:32 AM 1332 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Getting there Part 4 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 5: Rough Cutting »

I glued in the rest of the pieces today. The big three (Americas, Eurasia-Africa-Australia, Antarctica) were glued in with wood glue and then weighted. I let it dry for about 10 hours and then brought it up on the router table. Lightly etched where the top layer pieces go and then busted out the industrial CA. It comes with a spray-on coating for one piece and glue for the other side. WORKED AMAZING!

Everything is settled and hanging out happily on the table. Tomorrow I start cutting.

I’ll be sure to take lots of photos and keep you all updated. :)

In other news, while I’m on the subject of my shop..

Look what I got this week! Woohoo!

I also got a new air compressor this week. Ingersoll Rand 5 HP 80-Gallon 135psi=- works great! The last one I had in the shop was an old portable one just not meant for the kind of use I give it. (My sheet router pumps out a LOT OF AIR. A compressor is a required component.)

Just a short update—hopefully I’ll have some good pictures tomorrow!!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 05:22 AM

Look at all the room you have in your shop, er correction, hanger! You must do a lot of cutting on big panels, Lis!! Is your Art Puzzle in pieces to be put together like a jig saw puzzle? It looks huge!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 06:23 AM

You’re right. There are a lot of little islands you wouldn’t think about normally. Especially surprised about the masses around south america and africa. madagascar’s a given but the others… :S

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 11:35 AM

I can’t wait to see, Lis! Good luck to you – this has to be very exciting!

It is good to see a picture of the shop too. I was following along with that and I must have missed some entries. It looks like it is a great place to create.

I will be anxiously awaiting! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 12:03 PM

looking good sofare Lis :-)

thankĀ“s for the shop update


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#5 posted 08-05-2011 03:07 PM

@LittlePaw, lol. The facility is pretty big, but we do more than just woodworking there. ;) I have about 4,000 square feet between the machine shop (this corner you see) and the woodshop (in another room for dust control).

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 03:55 PM

Wow! that’s one panel saw! Any tools that incorporates stairs is all right in my book;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 08-06-2011 05:10 AM

Nice to see it worked Moose. When I come in next week I will show you something I figured out the other day. I should be there Monday.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 08-06-2011 10:49 PM

It looks like it is coming together nicely! I can’t wait to see the finished product!
I ran into a guy this weekend that does laser reliefs of mostly lake Michigan. I’ll send you his website. You might have something in common!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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