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Old 03-06-12   #1 (permalink)
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Yet another curvy abstract

This one stands approx 6' high.

Since taking these photos a moment ago, I've decided to take it apart and cut a small V shape into the base of each section to lessen the chunky appearance of the base.







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I like that, nice form. Is it made from one piece,and then cut into four.

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Lovely work there, but.....Curvy Abstract??

I think what you've got there is a hatrack
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that would make a very nice hat stand
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Really good again - what sort of man hours does something like this take?
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that would make a very nice hat stand
thats what sprung to my mind to! depending on size i supose good work though
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A hat stand indeed! It would want to be a very wide hallway, as it's approx 800mm wide.

Rob, this one has taken the best part of two days. Cutting the Wood out doesn't take long, it's the sanding that zaps the hours. I'm getting to the stage where I could really do with a large bobbin sander. Sadly finances say different though.
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Yep I find it's the sanding that takes the time... I have a few people now I can pass this onto which helps massively - tend to just get them to do 4 hours a time as after that you've had enough!

You obviously take a bit of time and care cutting these out as they look pretty uniform
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Yep I find it's the sanding that takes the time... I have a few people now I can pass this onto which helps massively - tend to just get them to do 4 hours a time as after that you've had enough!

You obviously take a bit of time and care cutting these out as they look pretty uniform
I thought that it was just me that hated sanding. The biggest problem is that all of my wood is green oak. Sanding anything green is a pain in the backside. I try and do it in stages and leave a few days between finishes to try and give a little case hardening, but then I get paranoid about splits appearing.
I also need to learn not to make a radius that makes life difficult to sand.

Ref the time and care.. The last two sculptures have shown me that I badly need to get my eyes tested before I have an accident. I'm finding that I constantly need to keep re focusing my vision when using the band saw. Not a safe thing to have to do.
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Size:  42.4 KBJust did a test with this pic in my uploading pics thread.

The reason I wanted to post it here is to make the point that I believe that making things is a journey to see what you have inside you.

You won't find out what you have inside you unless you make things.

I like where you are in your journey.

This candlestick is part of mine
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