Monday, 29 August 2011

Thank god for orbital sanders...

I hate finishing, but power tools make it so much more feasible to achieve a smooth finish...

Automaton head sanded

This sander has been out of service for at least 10 years, but I finally managed to fix it, so the rubber head didn't keep flying off - HALLELULAH!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Automaton head

The eye-sockets for these deodorant-ball eyeballs are cut from the containers, and have been glued in place into the MDF head using hot glue. The glue has been finished with MDF dust before cooling completely, to blend the glue into the rest of the board used to make the head

Automaton head showing open halves
Originally uploaded by rosemarybeetle

Because they are translucent, they glow weel with backlighting.

Automaton head backlit
Originally uploaded by rosemarybeetle

From the font under normal light, they look like this

Automaton head frontlit
Originally uploaded by rosemarybeetle