Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ellipse-fest 2010: Brought to you by Archimedes

I'm making several ellipses, each a different size, as parts for a dining table. Enter the trammel of Archimedes.

Here it is in action

With this trammel, the X and Y dimensions are adjustable to allow for endless variation in size and shape of ellipse.
In place of the pencil, will be a router for cutting out the shapes.

Something about precise geometry really gets my neurons firing.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Inlay Outreach

This low cabinet has been a spare-time-filler ... for about 2 years.

Now I have an incentive to complete it: I have an opportunity to show it in a store-front-turned-gallery space during the Three Rivers Arts Festival as part of an Urban Tree Forge collective show. You can see it and other pieces at 929 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

It's made of Peruvian walnut with wenge inlay.

Here's a shot of the inlay progressing: