Something pure, really pure. I am the first who ever crystallized out this compound. Everywhere they describe it as a honey like oil.
Adam Sayner 17
Guitars, Origami, Golf, Computers
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Led Zeppelin, X Japan
Favourite TV Shows
Family Guy, Top Gear, Robot Chicken
Wood turning part 2
So this is some more turning I did. The first picture needs a bit of explained so here it goes: It is an abstract hollow form made from jelutong that I made using a technique called ‘Inside-out’ turning. You started off with a standard spindle blank and turn a profile on it. You then rip the spindle length ways into quarters and then glue them back together ‘inside-out’ so that the blank is square in section again. Once the glue has dried you then turn the spindle again to create the final outer profile. For a better explanation THIS is a great video to watch. It was real fun to do and definitely will have a bit more of a play with it at some point.
The other two photos are for some lace bobbins I made. I was challenged to see if I could make some and on the 4th attempt I finally make a completed one (made either sapele or mahogany. It was an off cut from something and couldn’t quite decide what!). I then set about making a matching pair, one of which you can see here made from African blackwood. These were a great joy to turn (when I wasn’t swearing at the machine that was) due to them being so small and delicate. Very different to anything I’d turned beforehand. However considering at this point I only had a month or two turning experience I think I can say then turned out (no pun intended) quite well!
‘Gecko and fly on a wall’ by Herman van Goubergen - requested by briller-avec-vous <—- check out their blog for some more neat origami stuff as well as a whole load of other cool arts. Folded out of 40x40 sugar paper unfortunately (the only paper I had that was big enough without having to glue some tissue foil up)
Wasn’t as hard as I was expecting it to be, I will definitely fold another one at some point (out of better paper!). The pre-creasing is the hardest bit, it’s all go to be immaculate otherwise it’ll look rough, hence why mine isn’t that great. Was fun folding though :)
Instructions are here