It's all systems go working towards my Domestic Duties Solo Installation & Exhibition coming up end of May and most part of June (31 May to 24 June), 2012. Which is why the recent 'lack of' posts on the assemblage works. Currently my focus is on the process and what I intend creating for the installation.
I've been expanding on my peg mandala idea and have called on my local woodworker John for assistance to make the backing rings.
Armed with my notes - measurements, diagrams, etc... I discuss with John what and how many (wooden rings) I am needing for the mandala's, and within minutes my rings are made!!!
Starting off with a neat square piece of plyboard, its locked into the jig underneath (I think this is what it is called) and is cut with the bandsaw. Watching John at work is very informative, his workshop is brilliantly set out with all the right equipment to create whatever he choses. I love the way in which he works, he is very meticulous and attentive to detail and I believe is most part, the secret ingredient to the quality of his craftmanship.
A master at his craft, Johnno in his workshop using the bandsaw, cutting each ring one after the other in an orderly fashion.
Detail - once the circle is made, the ring is cut from the circle.
...then the edges are sanded off, and oh so smooth. Beats doing it by hand!
Neatly sorted into piles and almost done.