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Metalsmithin' n wood n stuff (Update Feb 1)

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The big book probably weighs about 50-60 pounds. I found the brown paper at Lowes. Comes in 150' rolls, 35 inches wide.

    Thanks guys.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Forbe! wrote: »
    The big book probably weighs about 50-60 pounds. I found the brown paper at Lowes. Comes in 150' rolls, 35 inches wide.

    Thanks guys.

    I will always be a fan of books that can double as blunt instruments.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You think you're so smart with your awesome metal books.
    If I had an awesome metal book, i'd show you....i'd show ALL of you.

  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm not digging the bright white and the way the signatures look so thick in the smaller book.

    However, I respect any artist that buys their paper at a hardware store.

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Forbe are you a model on threadless?
    Cause this dude looks suspiciously like you.

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  • CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Holy smokes Forbe, this stuff is fantastic. You should streamline the process and start selling some basic frames/bindings.

  • ArrathArrath Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I've been following this thread for a while, but I just have to pop in and say it. Those are some of the coolest books I have ever seen.

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    Making for Oregon is suicide, as DOS games have shown.
  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Mustang wrote: »
    Forbe are you a model on threadless?
    Cause this dude looks suspiciously like you.

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    Not me but I own that shirt.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2010
    Whats the quality of the hardware store paper? Is it suitable for drawing?


    Also the urge to fucking draw in one of those is really overwhelming. They are just so badass.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That other guy has an obvious nose ring.


    Oh what? Awesome tomes? kick ass :^:

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Iruka wrote: »
    Whats the quality of the hardware store paper? Is it suitable for drawing?


    Also the urge to fucking draw in one of those is really overwhelming. They are just so badass.

    It's not awful paper. If you're just doing sketches on it, it is pretty nice stuff. But it is 'near ph neutral' so I wouldn't trust it for archival purposes.

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    New piece from the exhibition.

    Steel, Rasp File (spine), brass, artificial sinew, contractors paper.

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Two more.

    Steel, brass with rusted steel pages.
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    Steel, copper, brass, paper.
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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Gorgeous work as usual Forbe. :^:

    I imagine getting a papercut when the paper is actually rusted steel would be... bad. D:

  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Heh, the edges are all rounded to avoid that.

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  • CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User
    edited May 2010
    You should do a series of engravings or lithographs or something on those steel pages. That's awesome.

  • PukioPukio Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Seriously, your work is incredible - beautifully designed AND executed. Which is pretty rad.

  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Havent updated in a while. This is an old project, but finally got it's display finished and photographed.
    The big book was always meant to sit on a lectern, but I never managed to finish it in time for the initial photography of my thesis exhibition.

    The legs are made of laminated maple, the book is steel with copper accents, paper, and sinew.

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    Also. Since I don't have a proper metals studio to work in, I've been binding books to keep myself busy until I find something to do with my life. Here is a batch of three simple note books with linen paper, cardstock and vellum.
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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    god i love your work so much
    that book binding is rad i've wanted to try it and i think i might now!

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    wait, sinew as in tendons? Is that an eldritch grimoire of summoning?
    (it looks really cool and menacing)

    what's that binding style where you've made several folds instead of one big one?

  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    In the big book?

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Signature binding?

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    oh ok

    I haven't noticed that before in a book

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