Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

3 by 3

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

3 by 3 - turned piece detail

A quick experiment for (hopefully) a bigger generative art sculpture. Composed of 9 objects, a turned plywood form, a spun metal shape formed over the plywood (more on metal spinning later), and an ice piece cast inside the hollow of the spun metal form. One piece could not be made without the previous. Then times that all by three.

3 by 3 - spun metal detail

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3 by 3 - from above

Laser Cut Turning

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Turned Piece

As an experiment I cut a bunch of “combs” out of 1/4″ plywood on the laser cutter. I then glued up the combs to form a (somewhat) solid mass. After it dried I trimmed off the edges and then turned it on the lathe.

I was pretty happy with the results. Got some interesting curves and patterns that I didn’t expect. Next phase: go bigger, less voids.

Laser Cut Combs and Initial Glue Up
Laser Cut 1/4" Ply Glued Up Blank

Trimmed off edges
After initial trimming and sanding After initial trimming and sanding