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Some more stuff I’ve done in the last few months. Not in any particular order
I made a bunch more of these Ariel Silks type pieces
Odins Totem got some bling out there in BC!
Got a really cool commission to make a board room table that has a surf board top. This is the sketch I proposed solid wood top and stainless steel wave for the pedestal.
The wave part starts with 5/8 round stainless steel bar that I bent to the shape of the wave parts then cut 14 ga. sheet to the same size then hammered and used a blending disc to clean up. Oh yah its welded on there as well.
More of the same. I scaled up the original drawing and had to do some slight changes.
Here the curl is starting to take shape. This is upside down. If you have ever been upside down inside a wave you may have gotten disoriented!
All the fingers have been welded onto a sheet of 1/8 inch steel plate then 14ga. webbing was done in between the fingers. You can see my cardboard patterns up against the wall. These helped me cut out the stainless sheet in the right shapes for the webbing.
The pattern for the wood changed when I went to the wood store. It ended up being Silver Maple, Cherry and Black Walnut. I thought this look way more dramatic than just two species. This is the before glue layout with the template drawn on it. All of the glue joints and shaping were done by my Father.
This is the table top rough shaped glued up and getting sanded. The shape was taken from and actual surf board. Scaled up to get some width out of it. 17ft long, 4 1/2 ft wide , 2 inches thick.
This is the first dry fit. Man was I ever glad it all fit together! You can see the back part of the wave looks pretty nice too.
This is the table installed after a lot of sanding some very trick epoxy work (done by my friend Lisa )and 12 coats of clear poly U.
Tricky I know but very effective as a pattern for a stainless hand sculpture. I also draw on every thing in the studio this counter just happens to be right next to the vice that I use to cut.
1/2 inch rod cut to length with a bit of exaggeration to get the look I want now to the welding bench.
Welded, cut at the joints so I can bend them and with the fleshy skin pad ready to be welded.
Just get in there with the MIG running a bit hot and melt the shit out of that rod man thats how I do it its not Rocket From The Crypt. Altho if you haven’t ever heard RFTC you really should check them out. They are cool.
All the welding done just a quick once over with the blending disc and its ready to be used for some thing. Yah I know its not the same hand but I made 4 of them so thats what your getting.
Something Like holding up an 8 inch dia. by 6 foot acrylic tube thats been painted all fancy . Not just pretty but functional! Sss gonna be a lamp man !
You want more of this kind of stuff more often and in a more timely fashion? TOO BAD
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oh yah I just got 6600 lbs of basalt columns delivered to my studio so I guess Im gonna get stoned… like with a rock I say… a bunch of big rocks