Tuesday, March 21, 2017

divided sphere part two

By gluing square strips of wood together with layers of brown paper between, I was able to make the eight separate parts of a divided sphere.The problem came in attempting to use very tiny brass hinges to rejoin the parts of the sphere back into a united whole.

It seems that the normal hands of a craftsman are just to large to manipulate such tiny nails and hinges. The solution will be to make one of a much larger scale and to use hinges and screws I am capable of inserting myself.

You can see that the brown paper dividing line between parts worked great.

"Theory," says Vives, "is easy and short, but has no result other than the gratification that it affords. Practice on the other hand, is difficult and prolix, but is of immense utility." Since this is so, we should diligently seek out a method by which the young may be easily led to the practical application of natural forces, which is to be found in the arts. -- John Amos Comenius (1592-1670)

To divide the sphere after it is turned on the lathe, simply place a sharp chisel at the line between parts and slice. The pieces come readily apart.

Yesterday I spent part of the afternoon cleaning up and recycling lumber from the delivery of roofing materials at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.

Today I will visit a woodcarving club at Springfield, and look at more tools for the new wood shop.

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood that others learn likewise.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:14 PM

    What about rare earth magnets to put the sections back together?