A Chair Shaped Object (300 coats of paint)

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Postby piccini9 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:37 pm

The chairs are getting lumpy.

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Postby Bigshankhank » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:11 am

piccini9 wrote:The chairs are getting lumpy.


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Postby Vitiare » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:28 am

+1

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Postby Metalredneck » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 pm

You know I'm a bitch for purple & orange...
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Postby cjp » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:04 am

That things getting delightfully goopy
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Postby Zer0 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:16 am

Yes! Dali would approve.
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Postby piccini9 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:39 pm

They are also getting heavy. Haven't missed a day yet. :D
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Postby Zer0 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:01 pm

Man. Just think if the back of the chairs gloop down to join the seat. 10 months yet; you never know.
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Postby piccini9 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:38 am

100 coats of paint.


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Postby Bigshankhank » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Girth is important.


Out of curiosity, are you going to cut a cross-section out of it when completed? I bet that'd be cool to see.
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Postby SSCAM » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:13 pm

Metalredneck wrote:Can we cut it open afterward to see the layers? Cool project, Pete!


Bigshankhank wrote:Out of curiosity, are you going to cut a cross-section out of it when completed? I bet that'd be cool to see.


I third this idea.
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Postby Zim » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:20 pm

What is the texture of the chair now? Does the paint dry hard between coats, or is it a bit spongy?
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Postby piccini9 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:39 am

The plan has been to cut it open after it's all painted. One of the reasons for doing two chairs is to see what it looks like after being sliced on a bandsaw/hit with a belt sander/has big holes drilled in it. The smaller of the two chairs has no nails in the centerline, for just this reason. The larger of the two has about 84746553840847394 nails in it, and I have no idea where they are. (I was feeling a bit manic, and had a nail gun in my hand)
The paint does dry between coats. I'm using latex house paint, and have been trying to let each coat dry for as close to 24 hours as possible. However, they do have a slightly soft texture, I guess "dry" and "really dry" are two different things. For all I know, if they are just left alone after a year they might start to crack/craze/split open on their own.
There is still plenty of time to decide what to do.
sledit* So as to not miss a day, I'm planning on bringing them to D00m!
Also, I started out doing a different color every day, but ran into some problems with paints reacting badly with the previous coat, so I'm doing two coats of each color now, it won't be 366 alternating layers, but it will be a year's worth of paint.
Maybe the next project I'll try to do alternating black/white, or something.
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Postby Metalredneck » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:30 am

Awesomesauce.
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Postby Vitiare » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:37 am

I just love this project.
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Postby mtne » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:14 pm

I've an odd concern that you haven't been painting the underside of the chair.......... please tell me you've been painting the underside of the chair............
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Postby SSCAM » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Bring it to DooM! Pete. We'll take it to where I work and shoot it with a nice coat of Imron or an epoxy grout used to seal pilings.
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Postby piccini9 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm

I have been painting underneath, but not all the way under. Only the bottoms of the skirt. It's leaving a nice, thick edge where the legs meet the underside of the seat, I'll take some pics tonight. I signed and dated the bottoms when I built them, but so much paint has dripped i there that the writing is pretty much illegible.

Imron? I didn't even know they still made that stuff. Would I be able to paint over it with latex?
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Postby piccini9 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:50 pm

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Postby piccini9 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:26 am

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Postby cjp » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:55 pm

Soon you'll be installing block and tackle into load bearing beams in your studio.

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Postby piccini9 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 am

Linky no worky, but I think I've seen that guy, started with a baseball in 1973 or something?
I plan to stop on December 21st of this year, (I can stop any time I want, really) and will then begin the sanding/sawing/drilling/or whatever subtractive technique seems appropriate.
When I have a real studio there will be a pulley system on the ceiling.
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Postby Vitiare » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:30 am

piccini9 wrote:I plan to stop on December 21st of this year...



A chair for the apocalypse. I like.
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Postby piccini9 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:58 pm

221 coats of paint.

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Postby Zim » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:18 pm

Nice!

It appears to have toes. And teeth.
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Postby piccini9 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:24 am

250 coats of paint.
This stuff is some kind of iridescent copper paint that I found.


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Postby goose » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:33 am

piccini9 wrote:250 coats of paint.
This stuff is some kind of iridescent copper paint that I found.


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that is jangleplatz!
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Postby SSCAM » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:35 pm

goose wrote:that is jangleplatz!

I'll second that!

Is that going to be on display at your show Pete?
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Postby Zer0 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:05 pm

Getting even more Dali-esque.

But rreally, I don't know what color you have in store for Dec. 21, but might I suggest that iridescent copper? It's such a beautiful color, but more importantly, it brings so much of the texture out. Very very cool.
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Postby Zim » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:00 pm

I see the Zee.
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