Building Two Baptismal Fonts #3: Finishing all the required models and templates

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Blog entry by CharlesA posted 09-01-2015 02:06 AM 2074 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Because of the unusual nature of the is project, I am spending more time than usual at the beginning with models and templates.

It took a few days, but i got the bowl model to the right shape, adding joint compound and sanding it off three times until the shape fit the template.

Tonight I began to work on templates for the shelf and the leg.

First was to lay out the rounded triangle shelf with a compass, bevel angle, and straight edge.

Then I laid out the leg template. In order to get the right curve, I put lines every 12” on my Sketchup model and then measured the distance to the curved surface. I transferred those measurements to the template, and then used a long thin piece of wood as the edge to draw the lines.

Now I have all the building blocks. The finishing color, bowl model, shelf template, leg template, and joint example:

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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