Sunday, May 17, 2009

Measured in Geologic Time

I'm still working through the T. rex puzzle. The original picture shows some stripes on the body, as you can see at left. I'm trying to replicate something like that, but thought it would be cool to actually carve out the stripe sections.
Here's my own personal pattern, with the stripes in green.

And then with them carved out in relief below. This is a bit time consuming, as the plywood has different layers that vary greatly in hardness. Basically you score the edges of the area with a sharp knife to the depth desired and scrape out the middle using one of the chisel edged carving tools. Looks cool when done, though. The one on the right is turned so that the areas are well outlined in the shadow.

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