Latest plywood sculpture ‘The Wave’

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Project by Diane Mc posted 09-05-2018 04:47 AM 1476 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something a little different, I still started with a block made of plywood and chopped pieces out of it using a small chain saw and sawszall, then continued to shape it, used an amber tinted gloss to finish, the base is also plywood but stained to give it some contrast

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 10:27 AM

I’m not too sure what I think about “The wave” but I truely applaud your vision and and abilities

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 11:36 AM

I like it Dianne, great to see you experimenting with the plywood. Maybe one of your photos should have had it standing upright. You have a lovely finish on “the wave” and look forward to seeing more. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 01:22 PM

Hmm, not sure why the photos are sideways, it’s supposed to stand upright

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 01:39 PM

Clever artwork. I am having an interesting vision of using three of them as coffee table supports.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 02:09 PM

Very intriguing. What are the dimensions of that piece?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 02:28 PM

A lot of photo software will turn the picture to be in the orientation where it best fits the prescribed shape the forum has set. So you’ll see a lot of pics on their sides here, where the poster swears they the other direction.

I like the wave, as I have liked all of your other ply art. It’s something I hadn’t seen before. Little whimsy. little art, lots of fun.

I opened the pics after loading them to my desktop. Once open I clicked “Paint” and selected rotate, went 90* to the right.

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#7 posted 09-05-2018 08:09 PM

Steve N, Thanks, I just searched how to correct the pics.however, ITs not letting me remove and replace them.

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 08:21 PM

swirt, I like that idea

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#9 posted 09-05-2018 08:22 PM

Very nice. I make high-end items to sell to the rich folks that own a home here on the Island in a very fancy area. (they have two art shows twice a year in the Home Owners Assoc. area) and I can see something like this with a very nice price being carried away after the sale. Great job.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 09-05-2018 10:21 PM

This is really cool, very interesting and creative. I like it!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#11 posted 09-06-2018 12:16 AM

Very interesting sir.

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#12 posted 09-06-2018 04:30 AM

Nice concept and unique build process for an outstanding piece of art!
Thanks for sharing!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#13 posted 09-06-2018 09:52 PM

Gene, it measures 30”h x 18”w x 7”d.

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#14 posted 09-06-2018 11:24 PM

Diane , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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