Clinton Ellis “Measure Once, Cut Once” What is a sculpture? It’s a part of visual arts, something three-dimensional, or forms and figures. When I think of a sculpture, I think of something eye-appealing and cool to look at. In my previous post, I introduced you to my next project; making metal sculptures, and I’m bloggingContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: ONTO BETTER THINGS”
In the wood shop I took the skills I have learned and taught it to a group of students I made lesson plans, lead classes, and taught the design process Before class I started to make lesson plans Here is an example.
“Measure Once, Cut Once” Ever wondered what It’s like to build something? What about designing? For today’s article I would like to focus on the other side of what I do. Design! Below will be a conversation I had with a classmate Pryce Foyt. Foyt mostly spends his days designing buildings or an idea someoneContinue reading “Fresh cuts: Interviewing The Other Side”
“Measure once, cut once” Ever wondered what my setup looks like? Whether it be the wood side of things or welding, below I created a short vlog of me showing you around. In the vlog you will see the work space I’ve created for welding. Also a look inside our wood-shop here at The DeltaContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: Vlog”
“Measure Once, Cut Once” Recently I’ve been learning all about welding and how I can use that skill to create art. Before I get into it I wanted to have a conversation with an expert in the field. Luckily I know a guy! The expert I chose was Tracey Rogers, a guy that’s in theContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: Guest Conversation”
“Measure once, cut once” Fresh cuts has taken a shift from woodworking to the opposite. Welding! For my next project I want to partner with a famous artist in Memphis, Tn Yvonne Bobo. I was inspired by her work and wanted to first create something alike. Below is my first sculpture in this journey. ThoughContinue reading “Fresh cuts: Comparing Work”
“Measure once, cut once.” Ever wonder how I make bending forms for my steam bending projects? Let me show you. . . First I place nails apart from each other to be able to bend metal pieces to trace the curve, like the photo below: After I traced the shape I wanted, I cut itContinue reading “Fresh cuts: Design Roadmap”
“Measure once, cut once” Ever wonder what wood you’ll actually need to steam bend? Oh, you don’t even know what Steam Bending is? Let me explain…. So, there are different ways to create steam but I use a generator and a wooden box to keep the steam in. Below is a digram and also theContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: Grains Check”
“Measure once, cut once” Ever wondered how to Laminate wood? In this thread I shared a source with you explaining bending wood.
“Measure once, cut once” Ever wondered how to cut a baseboard? In this thread I’m explaining my measure and angle techniques. Step 1. First I need to make an interior miter cut at 45 degrees to fit in my other baseboard (Example 2). Before I do that I need to change my “chop saw” toContinue reading “Fresh Cuts: Baseboards”