A New View

Goggle Interior views have been camped out in Old City since the middle of May when they filmed the interiors of the Center for Art in Wood during the Bartram’s Boxes Remix exhibition. Now and into the future you can take a virtual tour.

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Bartram’s Boxes Remix

The installation moved to the Center for Art in Wood for the exhibition.

Our installation after it was moved to the Center for Art in Wood for the exhibition.

 

A detail of the writing surface of the desk with the last objects we made for the installation.

A detail of the writing surface of the desk with the last objects we made for the installation.

 

Early crowd at the opening.

Early crowd at the opening.

The Center organized a tour of Bartram's Garden for artists and donors the Saturday after the opening event.

The Center organized a tour of Bartram’s Garden for artists and donors the Saturday after the opening event.

Exhibition

A Few Additions

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Yesterday Don and I brought recently made objects to the installation and made photographs for the Center for Art in Wood’s “Bartram’s Boxes Remix” catalogue. The light levels are low in the Conservatory at this time of year with the surrounding trees in leaf. We moved the desk to the other side of the space to pick up the light from the window.

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Don’s magnifying glass made of ash and his oak telescope with a black “field of view” emanating from the ends were added today.

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I made a series of boxes using local woods. Don’s painted wood bird eggs are the first pieces to be stored in them.

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Don’s ghost mirror made of Sassafras. Luckily we found an old nail in a wall.

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Tom is now behind the center door surrounded by my yellow poplar turnings.

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The installation will be taken down this fall and stored in preparation for the exhibition at The Center for Art in Wood, May 2014.

Turning a Box for Bartram’s

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The body of the box is on the left, the lid on the right with tenons turned on the ends that will be held by a four-jaw-chuck.

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The lid is held in the chuck and the rim and interior are turned.

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As much of the lid is turned as possible before it is parted off.

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The body is next mounted in the chuck and the rim is sized to a tight fit to the lid.

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While it is mounted tightly on the body, the turning of the lid is completed.

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After the interior of the body is hollowed out and the exterior finished turned, it is parted off the blank. The body fits on a tenon turned on the blank left in the chuck so the bottom can be finished turned.

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The body and lid completed.

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This method of proceeding with the turning allows the grain to maintain the same orientation it had in the original blank.

New Additions

Franklin and Collinson

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Table

 

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Tom says “CAW”

 

SPRING

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Spring is here.

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More wood that can be used for Bartram’s Boxes Remix projects. Fastest growing Ash you’ve ever seen.

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Gathering shells along the river bank at Bartram’s near the remains of a wood pier.

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At the river’s edge I came across these weathered glass fragments sorted into piles arranged by color. An eerie discovery.