The Falling Man

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Project by monsterq posted 08-19-2011 02:25 PM 2067 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For work I visited one of our suppliers. While I was in his Workshop he fell over something lying on the floor and nearly broke his nose. So I made this falling man for him. Its all Firewood :-) Still struggeling with a good finish…. I have just put some wax on.

-- Markus, Perth WA ...where the swans are black...

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 03:47 PM

Great piece. I’m reading g a lot about BLO around here and many LJ’s get really nice results. The woods color and grain really pop. Just a suggestion from a newbie, no need to take it seriously.

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 04:03 PM

Really nice and I’m sure he enjoyed it

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 06:54 PM

Really cool to see dry humor in wood. Might I suggest you round the bottom of the base to create w eeble wobble effect? Depending on his sense of humor may or may not work.


-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 07:47 PM

Great idea! Put it on the floor by his feet when you give it to him and see what happens.
Have you considered spray lacquer for a finish? It is very easy to apply from a spray can, dries very quickly and is readily available at the big box stores…

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 07:58 PM

Ha ha ha….you’re funny friend!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 08-19-2011 08:13 PM

:-)) great responce to his stunt for you
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#7 posted 08-19-2011 11:42 PM

Where I worked, when someone fell like that, a chalkline in the shape of a body would soon appear.

Nice work!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#8 posted 08-20-2011 03:01 AM

I tried to make a roly-poly ( I hope its the right word, in German a Stehaufmaenchen ). I turned a half round base and filled it with lead. It didnt work because the man was to heavy.
Thanks for all the nice comments !

-- Markus, Perth WA ...where the swans are black...

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