Art Prize 2011 #8: Progress

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 08-29-2011 06:30 AM 1682 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Back at it Part 8 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 9: Glue! »

I’ve been busyyyyyyy.

I glued together a bunch of plywood that I previously cut on the panel saw. Man, I love that panel saw! :)

My pile of plywood waiting for me. You’ll have to wait and see what’s going to happen with that.

Ignore the pink spray paint… I was painting the clamps and since the wood is going to get carved into pieces anyway.

I took these- they were turning blanks… I milled them down. We will return to this later.

This is what I started off with today… woohoo! the plywood additions were really handy. I went through almost a pint of CA glue. Yes.. I said a pint.

Thought you may enjoy this.. its what I stare at a lot while cutting. You can see I made it pink.. :P Also you can see some of the magnets I made hiding up on the top of the arm. Hehe.

This is my set up.. thought I’d share. There’s the sheet router. And then the camera crane.. I am shooting timelapse of the ENTIRE THING! The ladder is there because we need to be able to get up to the camera.

I went to cut the pieces in half and my bandsaw was just NOT having this super hard exotic wood. So I made a jig for the mitre saw. I kept all my fingers! :)

This is how I left it tonight. Not done yet! But you will see what happens next…. in the next blog post.

And lastly, this is how I left those little exotic pieces of wood. After I resawed them, I cut some maple to fit the same length and glued them in pairs. They are going to get sawed back into rectangles and after that—you’ll have to see! :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 06:38 AM

It is taking shape!! Nice work;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 03:13 PM

Teaser alert! Come on, Lis, my fingers are tired from hanging on this cliff!

Looking good, it must feel good being back in the shop.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 03:47 PM

I missed alot of fun stuff

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 03:58 PM

The world is getting flat…. What a beauty>.. The exotic wood will become the boarder or should I say a segmented frames that will look like a map scale boarders.. Woodworkers will say … A gian banding… Just a guess… I just couldnt wait the outcome…. Just be careful… you are handling bigger shop tools..

-- Bert

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#5 posted 08-29-2011 04:26 PM

wow, this is the first time I could make out the outlines of the continents on your project; it looks amazing…and a frightening amount of work. Don’t leave us in suspense too long…

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

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#6 posted 08-29-2011 04:41 PM

Nailbanger- it sure does!! :) I missed it.

Rick- this is all I did yesterday! Crazy huh.

Bert- Those are some good guesses. You’re on the right track…! :)

Rob- Thanks!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 04:51 PM

Additionally… I am thinking of those tags… names of the ocean, like Agean sea, Greece, and do not forget where my house is….

-- Bert

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#8 posted 08-29-2011 07:25 PM

You must be a Florida Gators fan, I see an orange car and a blue car, UF colors!! ;-) Looks like you have a lot on your plate.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 08-29-2011 07:37 PM

Definately a Atlas, I guess of where in the world does this wood come from.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 01:47 AM

Hi Lis, you are a busy girl!!. I think you are in the shop more than me!!!

I can’t wait to see it. Where will your display be located in GR?...........Jim

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

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#11 posted 08-31-2011 03:15 PM

Jim, I will be showing at the Holiday Inn on Pearl Street next to the Ford Museum. I hope you get a chance to see it in person and VOTE!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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