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The Carpenter

comments (2) May 8th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Czappa Czappa, member
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This is a sculpture about my father who taught me woodworking when I was just a kid. Many of the tools on this piece were his. His outfit is made of 13 ply hardwood plywood cut up to make the parkay effect. The L shape on the lower left is made of layers of plywood with a veneer of ash on top. When exhibited the spiket drips water into the cup from a hidden container behind the piece. The trowsers are painted with polymer resin for that thick glossy look. The hair on his arm (Hand saw) as well as his beard is made of blue carpet tacks. It measures 51"x40"x8."


Design or Plan used: My own design - Bill Czappa

posted in: Reader's Gallery, tool, carving, arts and crafts, walnut, accessory, veneer, inlay, ash, plywood, steel, art deco, brass, art nouveau

Comments (2)

Rohcna Rohcna writes: A nice tribute.. My dad was overly practical but knew his way around hand tools..
Posted: 2:23 pm on April 1st

CMaxNavy CMaxNavy writes: Fantastic stuff!
Posted: 9:03 am on May 22nd

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