Refining the melting clock frame

July 20, 2016

 

Above is a picture of the sanded melting clock frame and a video clip of me sanding it. As the shape was cut out of one piece of wood, the carving and sanding of it was a delicate process. So throughout the sanding process, I positioned the frame on top of a cushioned stall in order to comfortably apply pressure without the worry of it breaking/snapping.

 

By taking wood away through carving and sanding, I was pushing the material's properties by testing how much I could carve/sand. This process therefore brought out its fragility and at two points, the wood did crack. 

 

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Photograph and film were originally taken on 20th July 2016.

 

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