Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pump One progress

Sculpture: Pump One is almost complete. The cedar base is ready and now attention shifts, to the pump.
The pump was manufactured in Brantford, Ontario. I was not able to confirm the exact date of manufacture, I can estimate it though that is was made after 1930 and before 1950.

Having been outside for many years it was corroded badly. I did an initial sandblast and followed that up with a wire brush. Being cast, it came out with a fantastic texture once finished.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Aqua Lautus Machine

Progress continues on The Aqua Latus Machine (water cleaner). Ongoing updates will be added to the page on the right. Here, the engineer students are forming their own acrylic cones. Here is a test.

Turned out pretty good. The handmade quality really adds to the appeal. I am thinking the central water filter, being in this handmade acrylic cylinder, will look fantastic. You will be able to see the water and the filter sand as the process takes place. It is important for these steps in the filter process to be viewed, hopefully giving all of us more understanding of what it takes to make drinkable water.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Sculpture: Pump One (working title)

Coming along very well. Here is an update in pictures. See the page for statement. Thanks

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