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Art Prize 2011 #5: Rough Cutting

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 1117 days ago 1078 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Ready to Cut Part 5 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 6: Finishing (is deceiving) »

On Friday I was able to start rough cutting. Unfortunately, it took me most of Friday to also figure out the best way to program this beast. Late in the day I sorted it out and made some real progress. However, my cutting bit was toasted. I continued on while I searched where I could procure a replacement in town.

I was able to get it in the afternoon yesterday. Once that was in, it started going significantly faster (and better).

I stopped around 10pm last night and the table is roughly 50% rough cut.

A closeup of the before/after. Can you tell where on earth this is? :)

Another view.

I’m going back to the shop in a few minutes to continue. Depending on how quickly it goes, I may re-cut some of the rougher spots that I did with the other bit. (Like Greenland, which is that fuzzy patch in the last picture) However it won’t actually matter when I go to do the final cut, so we’ll see.

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



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 1117 days ago

Boy that is a lot of hogging out of material. How this is the final board? It looks to be 3” thick ( 4 sheets)...Jim

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

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 1117 days ago

Jim that’s correct .. 3” thick. :) Which is why I thought I’d save a lot of sawdust/the life of my tools by “cheating” and doing the top 2 layers additive and not subtractive.

I’m cutting more right now! and it’s going pretty good.

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

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Pick

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#3 posted 1117 days ago

What about the actual table structure? That is where you will get votes for your piece.

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 1117 days ago

I have a pretty solid plan for it, but you all will have to wait until I get to that point to see it. I think it is going to be awesome. Due to limitations because of the table’s size (and the fact that it must remain portable), the legs will be removable. But I think it will be impressive even without fancy joinery. :)

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

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BertFlores58

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#5 posted 1117 days ago

Hi Lis,
Looking at it, I think you are doing first the South America … just a wild guess. This will be a tremendous work. Are you also cutting the deepness of the seas and ocean? This is good art… title… The earth surface with water drained. Based on my experience, some of the plywood used threads in between. It may rip out some portion. Just be careful. Keep it going.

-- Bert

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 1117 days ago

Bert, yes, exactly! :)

The final product does look like the earth drained completely of water. It’s such a surreal appearance… it really ends up being more of a map of the surface of the ocean’s floor than anything else. We all know what the land surface looks like, so the captivating part ends up being that which we do not recognise. :)

So far so good with the plywood. (crosses fingers again)

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

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BertFlores58

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#7 posted 1117 days ago

Now I see the difference of both the top and bottom…. Mt Everest is 36 000 ft and the deepest part at Marianas trench is 39,000 ft. The trenches will look very nice specially when you do the Philippines Trench and Marianas trench… this will attract a lot of people. Put a miniature bathyscape or bathysphere on those trench.. Just a suggestion for the finishing… Another one interesting is the shipwreck like Titanic, and many others… Hmmmm I am getting excited on how this will come out. I knew you can do those small details that you had done on the dollhouse..

-- Bert

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BobTheFish

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#8 posted 1117 days ago

Very interesting. I would have said north america based on the second to last picture, where I can see alaska on one end, new england into canada on the other, and towards the bottom, mexico. :)

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EMVarona

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#9 posted 1116 days ago

Wow! That’s quite some project.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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