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Despite a sticky assembly, it turned out quite nice!
As a kid I fondly recall the pleasure of gluing my fingers together with Elmers glue and then peeling off the glue once it had dried. Today I found myself doing just that; although, not intentionally.

While I continued the weekend's balancing routine around the wood shop (cutting, painting, gluing, and pin nailing the bricks), I did switch it up by testing a glue to adhere the lace to the wood brick forms. I have tried acrylic matte medium, rubber cement and regular white glue, but they either do not work, make the lace too plastic-like, or they dry yellow.

Today I tested the Elmer's brand of tacky glue and had success! It dried so that I did not see a color change, it stuck the lace to the wood and the lace to the lace... but not without turning my fingers into a sticky mess! It looks like I finally have a gluing method that will work and provide entertainment to those around me as well!
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The feather board is the angled piece of wood on the right. It is helping press the board being cut against the white guard on the left.
I also learned a nifty trick from my professor Rick. We were cutting 6" x 1.25" x 4' boards into .25" x.25" x 4' rods and it was becoming a struggle to ensure even cuts. So we fashioned a "feather board" that keeps the board pressed against the guard so that more even cuts are ensured. 

Tomorrow I will continue with my wood shop dance and cut, glue, paint, pin nail, and constructing these bricks.  I currently have 76 frames, two of which are covered in lace and my final sculpture calls for 314 bricks. Wish me luck!
 


shirley williams
03/28/2011 18:02

hello Amanda, ur grandmother sent me your website and I have enjoyed reviewing your graduation project as it is thus far. We, Bob and I, send u r best wishes and know u will complete this project successfully as u never give up. we remain in AZ and won't have the opportunity to attend your graduation. It does not seem possible. Time flies by far too quickly.

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09/02/2012 10:47

Good post dude

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