Consider creating stanchions, stands, pedestals, and displays for your projects. A little presentation goes a long way.
“An artist signs it on the front, a craftsman signs it on the back.”
Final Project Ideas
Let’s all talk about our project ideas and plans.
Presenting Your Work
In an ideal world, work on your final is finished with plenty of time to work on presentation and documentation. Presenting your work is important.
Stands, Podiums, Tables, Stanchions
We’ve all seen speed rail stands around the floor. We have all of the platforms, flanges, pipes of various length, and hardware necessary to put these together (most of the supplies are stored in the first floor shop).
K7 – Pedro Galvão Cesar de Oliveira
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Baseball Display Case
Worm Embryo Model – Julia Irwin and Yusuff Abdu
Discuss Final ideas. Should have sketches, CAD drawings, inspiration images, materials sourced (hopefully purchased), and know what tools you plan on using.
Discuss high quality quick finishes for projects. Most quality finishes take a very long time to apply, days if not weeks. We usually don’t have the luxury of time around here. Below are some quick good looking finishes. Avoid stains and shellacs.
Furniture Wax/Paste Wax
Furniture wax, or paste wax, is an easy finish to add to wood. With a clean rag, rub the wax onto the wood. Let it sit for a few minutes, then buff out with a fresh clean rag. The piece is ready to use about 30-60 minutes afterwards.
A great wood finish can take weeks, if not months. We don’t typically have that kind of time around here. A nice “quick” wood finish is tung oil.
Apply tung oil using a clean rag — wear disposable gloves. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on how to apply (usually liberally), how long to wait in between coats (usually 8 hours or over night), and how to dispose of used rags (carefully, they have been known to spontaneously combust, seriously). When the tung oil gets tacky, use another clean rag to polish the wood and remove excess oil.
When the first layer of tung oil is dry, a second coat can be applied following the same steps above. When the second coat is dry, a third coat can be applied. And so on, and so on. 2 to 3 coats usually does the job.
When the tung oil is dry, a furniture wax can be applied on top of it. Again, follow the manufacture’s instructions, but usually apply with a clean rag, wait 10-20 minutes (or until cloudy), and then buff it out using another clean rag.
Wax Buffing System
We’ve already used this, but good for a refresher.
The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. It is usually used to create a hard, durable finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts. (via Wikipedia)
You will never do this at ITP for obvious reason. But if you have a space to do this, you can char wood to a matte black finish. via Allied Maker.
In Class Demo