Art Prize 2011 #10: Yay.

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 09-05-2011 06:21 AM 1595 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Glue! Part 10 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 11: Barreling towards the finish »

A short update today, that is also very big.

It is off the sheet router. :)

The sheet router feels empty! Weird. :)

And I put a note on it to warn passers-by about touching it. It has to sit on sawhorses in the shop for a few days while I finish the legs.

150+ hours of machining and 200+ hours of programming. Whoooo! I still have some gentle finishing to do in random spots to get rid of marks that happened when the top of a level was a glue layer in the ply.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 06:34 AM

A few more hours of programming could have eliminated those glue spots ;-)) Awesome!! What are all the blocks for that you ran out of glue on yesterday? Are they part of the base?

-- 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 09-05-2011 09:00 AM

Really nice to touch after all there is no water in the earth. I can see the reality of the effort you made.
The legs and framings will likewise requires programming? and Cutting? Keep it safe… you are working big for this project… After all, I still remember you 1:12 dollhouse model. Now it the earth’s flat and the scale is probably 1: 100000… dont know. Thanks and keep it going.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 01:56 PM


You have some incredible detail in your project. How many hours did the CNC router need to cut it? Is the sea level depth consistant? If so, how about some of the thick bar top clear epoxy poured in for your ocean?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 03:27 PM

The blocks are part of the legs. I worked on them a lot today, but they look basically the same as when I left yesterday… there’s just more… :)

The legs will require a little bit of programming… not nearly as much as the table top! Most of it hand work though. Glueing and sawing and glueing and sawing. I’m utilising the mill to flatten everything, because it lets me multitask.

I wanted to do something with epoxy, but technical details prohibited it, ultimately. To fill the entire table top with epoxy (my original intention) would have used over 60 gallons of epoxy! O.O And would have been severely heavy. Not to mention crazy expensive.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 10:15 PM

Wow, what a remarkable project to take on. Incredible detail.

Just looking at it I’m wondering how you will “finish” it? Is it getting colour or something. May just be the pthoto angle but it’s not so easy to make out the forms of the land masses. I’m thinking it would have been good to add a darker layer in above “sea level” to define the outer edges of the continents.

Been interesting following this blog as it relates to a very different way of working than the usual..

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