Sunday, November 2, 2008

In The Works

The first three steps of a new project (from top to bottom)

1. Concept. I like to use graph paper when I have a specific piece of wood selected. If I'm just doodling without anything specific in mind, I usually just work with proportional units (ie 3x1, or 4x1) that I then just scale up or down to match the size of the wood I'll pick to use.

2. Rough sanding of plank to be used. This one is about11" wide, about20" tall, and 1.75" thick.

3. Rough transfer of design. I usually just use pencil, but I always have trouble with it rubbing off as I work. The solution here: Sharpie.

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