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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

The proverbial rabbit hole

8 July 2019

Have you ever been in a situation where you know more or less what you want to do/make, but when you start another thought comes into your head concerning said project, which, in turn, necessitates a bit more pondering as to how this will impact visually, technically and so on – but think it is a go ...

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  • Another angle on simple segments

    By CHJ

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:44 PM

    Main exercise was to develop a method of clamping up the blanks without the glue joins sliding everywhere.Oak, 100mm high,Walnut 130mm high,

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  • Urchin inspired box

    By bodrighy

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:24 PM

    Being cruel it looks like an ordinary box with spikes stuck randomly in it. The box needs to have a shape that reflects the sea urchin and ideally textured...

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  • Sea life inspired box/display.

    By bodrighy

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:21 PM

    I would also prefer that the base was hollowed out. Adding weight to the base wouldn't be a problem if needed at all. Otherwise I like where you are going with these forms. Pete

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  • Sea life inspired box/display.

    By Dalboy

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:33 PM

    I agree with Les. Compared to the one you posted yesterday this one flows. The only thing I would add is it would have been nice to see the bottom half hollowed as well

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  • Sea life inspired box/display.

    By Les Symonds

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:29 AM

    I agree with your thoughts about the stand, and also, there appears to be a little grain tear-out where the shaft fite into the stand, which is a little di...

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  • Urchin inspired box

    By Les Symonds

    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:25 AM

    I'm in exactly the same frame of mind as Dalboy, appreciative of the quality and its contrasts. However, I know that in "gallery circles" this sort of work...

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  • Sea life inspired box/display.

    By tom.b

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:33 PM

    Another sea life inspired peice. I used maple, black stain, texture paste and polymer clay. I kept one side unhollowed to maintain some weight when it's on...

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  • Urchin inspired box

    By Dalboy

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:31 PM

    I can see where you are coming from but for me, it does not work I think it is the box shape. Maybe if it was a round shape to match a sea urchin it may wo...

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