Art Prize 2011 #6: Finishing (is deceiving)

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 08-10-2011 03:41 AM 7001 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Rough Cutting Part 6 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 7: Back at it »

I finished the rough cutting! YAY!

And I started finishing cutting. The reason I say this is deceiving is because I really need to finish cut twice, and then of course after the finishing cutting is done I have to.. um… actually finish it and then do the rest of the table. :)

In this image I’m roughly 1/3 to 1/2 done with the finishing. (Which is where I left off today!). I should say.. FIRST PASS.

Hey look, Florida! :)

You can see a nice before/after here. You can also see that the parts that got chewed up pretty hardcore from the first cutting bit really aren’t any worse for the wear anymore.

What you may notice are some flat spots (which I have carefully marked with a pink marker for easy spotting later)... I missed some spots in my roughing-glueing process. What can I say, it was a complicated process. Anyway, I’m going to glue some small pieces of wood onto t he flat spots and re-cut them when I do the second finishing pass.

Once it is done cutting there will be no need to sand anything. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 08-10-2011 04:40 AM

Wow Lis, this is very, very interesting following you through this project. It looks like an incredible amount of set up to get all the cuts programmed correctly. I really look forward to seeing the finishing piece!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-10-2011 06:21 AM

It is starting to take shape!!
Are you going to fill it with clear blue epoxy to simulate the oceans when you are finished?

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

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 06:45 AM

The second picture doesn’t really resemble florida to me, but I’m in love with the wild, organic look to the plywood, with the bits that look like their spalted, and the others that have almost this wild fungi look to them… Like some exotic alien mushroom thing going on. I just want to kind of sit and stare at it for a few hours.


Anyhow, looks like you’ve still got a bit to go, but the progress is fantastic!

keep up the good work.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 08-10-2011 12:03 PM

Quite a huge amount of work! But it is coming out fantastic! This is going to be one amazing piece. I can’t wait to see it done.

Sheila :)

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

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#5 posted 08-10-2011 01:17 PM

Wow! I can see now how deep the oceans I’ve sailed before. Just on the right of Florida is the Bermuda Triangle. We can now see why the waves over there are unpredictable. The ocean bed is flat which is directly connected to South Atlantic Basin… The current from North west will end and bounce in the eastern (not sure if it is called eastern) coast of USA including the circular boundaries by isthmus of florida and on the elevated portion of the North Atlantic underwater ridges making tremendous turbulence of water in the Bermuda triangle.
Thanks Lis for this… Not only an artwork but a reality of Ocean floor. Keep it up.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 08-10-2011 04:27 PM

Bert, I had the exact same revelation when I saw the Bermuda area. It was a huge moment of AHA! I get it now! So that’s why things fall out of the sky and the sea!

Bob,, it’s actually all of North America… Florida is sitting kind of bottom-right.

Thanks all!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 09:10 PM

very cool!

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