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Postby Ranger Genius » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:02 pm

So what are you working on these days? Got any creative projects bouncing around in there? Tell us about them so we can shame you into completing them!
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Postby Ranger Genius » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:16 pm

For my own part, I've begun printing my latest relief print creation,
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which is as yet unnamed.

Here's a sloppy test print with all three colors:

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Possible titles include "Get in!" "Buy the ticket, take the ride" and "Hot damn! I never rode in a convertible before!" Thoughts?
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Postby AntiM » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:35 pm

"BRC, sure, why not?"

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Postby Risky » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:59 pm

Those are looking good, Ranger!
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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:07 pm

Looking good indeed! How I envy the crafty...
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Postby LeChatNoir » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:13 pm

I love it, RG.

Fortunately for prospects of making it to the desert this year, house/farm projects are less than contraptioneering projects. Might even start to the process of installing the new engine this weekend.

I’ve got a piece of 6â€
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Postby Ranger Genius » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:32 am

I've had fantasies of making myself a press. Not sure I've got the equipment to do it. I have to pull my prints by hand, hence the inconsistencies in the prints. It would be a lot less work with a press. Speedball makes one, but it's 400 bucks.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:13 am

Do a good print of the real Hunter Thompson! All credit to johnny depp for doing a fine job. Nice work though!

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Postby Ranger Genius » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:17 am

I tried to make it look more like gonzo and less like Depp, guess it didn't work. I'm not much of an artist.
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Postby Ranger Genius » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:56 am

Got another 22 prints 2/3 done, plus another 7 1/3 done, but I'm now out of two of my crucial ink colors, and definitely don't have enough black left to do the third layer on them. Guess it's time for a trip to the art supply store.
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Postby lambert13 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:27 am

Ranger Genius wrote:I'm not much of an artist.


Bullshit. Those are awesome and you should be very proud of your work. Printing with multiple colors is pretty difficult and you managed to make it look amazing.

Good job! I'd really like to see updates as you move along.
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Postby lambert13 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:33 am

As for my own creative projects.........

-I finished the design for a sticker I want to have a few hundred made up of for BM. Looking around at different printing companies now for good deals.

-I started work on an illumination system for my bicycle. It involves lightly frosted plastic tubing sized about 2" larger in diameter than the actual tubing of my bike with colored LED lighting strategically placed to try and make it look like all the tubing is glowing.

It might fail miserably, but I have not put much money at all into it yet so I can test it to see if I can get it to work. If it does work, it would be great even for my daily commuter bike here at home. I always worry about being visible in the dark and this might be a good way to increase safety.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:56 pm

Work in Progress -> UD.

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Postby ygmir » Wed May 12, 2010 5:10 pm

just finished an altar stone for a fellow...........
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and a stone for one of the original PRC cowboys...........

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Postby littleflower » Wed May 12, 2010 6:24 pm

ygmir wrote:just finished an altar stone for a fellow...........
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do you have to be king arthur to pull that sword from the stone?
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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed May 12, 2010 6:26 pm

Nice...
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Postby gyre » Wed May 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Impressive, Ygmir.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed May 12, 2010 8:30 pm

Would you be willing to briefly explain your technique to carve the runes? I'm curious.
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 12, 2010 9:17 pm

just hand carved, with a sandblaster, about 3/8 inch deep........the stone is granite.

pretty simple, really.

Diamond sawed the groove for the sword, then, cross drilled the cut, and, drilled the sword, and cut a pin short enough, to barely tap it in (to much pressure and, the stone would eventually crack), below the surface, and, fill the hole with colored epoxy, to mast it.
use lead shimming material to tighten the sword.
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Postby gyre » Wed May 12, 2010 11:11 pm

Oh,hail, I was so focused on the carving, I didn't even notice the sword.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu May 13, 2010 6:01 am

I missed it at first too.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu May 13, 2010 6:05 am

We have some sort of local "art group," called The Contemporaries. I think the gist is under 40 art supporters...they have shows and whatnot.

We're paying their silly dues to join, so we can get in free to all their open bar soirees.

As The Contempts.

We're going to stand around and hate everything.

Because that is what I'd do, anyways. Only now, I hope to do it with opera glasses.

Tonight's our first showing...mwa ha ha....
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:19 pm

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carved columnar rhyolite
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Postby AntiM » Mon May 09, 2011 11:26 am

I found this thread... will it do for sharing projects in progress?
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Postby ygmir » Mon May 09, 2011 2:46 pm

perfect AntiM......you are the bestest........again, and still!!!

how did you find it?
my searches, are sucky using the engine here.......dang.
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Postby AntiM » Mon May 09, 2011 2:55 pm

The old fashioned way, paging back and scanning. My grey matter search is often more reliable, as shaky as it is.
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Postby ygmir » Mon May 09, 2011 2:56 pm

*standing, awestruck, and your mental prowess*
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Postby AntiM » Mon May 09, 2011 2:57 pm

Yeah, right. :wink:
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Postby capjbadger » Mon May 09, 2011 4:13 pm

Casting the Lamplighter charms and planning the new mutant vehicle (might be ready for 2012).

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Postby Trishntek » Mon May 09, 2011 4:46 pm

Finished cutting the last of my poles for shade structure expansion. Built a new frame to support my violet wand table. It was too shakey for anyone over 250lbs. Now, 400lbs can be handled on it.

Still contemplating this cable spool in the back yard. I want to build a spanking bench out of it. Too many ideas and options,,,, gotta just measure, mark and cut. Then I'll be committed.
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