Thursday, October 20, 2016

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
Macy's Herald Square is famous for a lot of things: Its animatronic window displays are the talk of the town, and it is the site of the "Miracle on 34th Street" as well as home to the world's top Santas. The store pioneered the department store model, but perhaps the best preserved piece of its history lies right underneath shoppers' feet.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Rich is moving and has the following available for sale:

10 inch Radial Arm Saw
10 inch Chop Saw
48 inch Wood Lathe
Universal Wet Dry Grinder
Power Grinder   and much Rich at 516-641-6188

Self-taught Haroshi Turn's Old Skateboards Into Beautiful Sculptures

Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards. To Haroshi, his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They’re his communication tool with both himself, and the outside world.

Monday, October 10, 2016

How to make a mask worthy of the spirits...

For artisans in Grand-Bassam, sculpt masking is a family affair -- and an important way to uphold Ivory Coast traditions.

How to Make a Wooden Mask

Many cultures have pursued the tradition of mask making throughout history for both artistic and ritual purposes. There are limitless possibilities and styles to choose from when creating your own wooden masks. They can be decorated with paint, feathers, carving or a combination of all these elements. Power tools are helpful in creating the initial wood cutout and should be used under supervision. Forethought into where the mask will go helps you harmonize the style of the location with the decorations used on the mask.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016. Meeting's

Carving MtgOpen Carving

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