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WilsonArt Lamination Update January 31, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Design.
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Ok so my chair for the WilsonArt Lamination contest is actually almost done but I forgot to take pictures of it completely laminated.  These are the updates though of the lamination in progress.  Each of the triangle braces weren’t the same (because of my inability to make multiples of triangle braces perfectly) so I marked each one on the chair and chiseled it away with a hammer I machined from scratch and my trusty CRKT M-21 Knife.  That’s right I chiseled it with my knife and they turned pretty good.  The lamination is difficult because of the weird angles I had to custom cut each piece exactly instead of having the laminate overlap and cutting it off with a router.

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Jam Session Fun January 22, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Music.
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Heres some of the highlights from my jam session last night with my buddy.  Bear with the recordings they were done with my iPhone and theres only two of us playing (Guitar and drums) so the music will sound like it’s missing something but here it is, hope you like it. Keep in mind that this is just a spontaneous jam so everything is just on the fly.

Warmup JamFast

Tapping Beat

Simple and to the point beat

RPG Tapping

Rock Jam

Ominous_

Metal_ Thrash Jam

Birthday Present January 22, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Artwork.
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I’ve been itching to really try and push what I can do with marker.  So instead of making a random image I decided to put that energy towards a birthday present, at least it’ll go to good use after I finish “practicing” 😛  Anyways this is the picture, it’s 11×17 marker caricature.  I need to work on blending the markers a lot more.

Studio desk sketches January 21, 2011

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When taking a break I like to draw on peoples desk.  It’s like a weird relaxing thing to just draw cartoon graffiti on peoples desk.  I’ll take pictures of the other that I’ve done but these are some that I’ve done.  I made the crazy face one today using marker, micron, color pencil for white highlights.  I’ve been breaking out the makers again to make sure I don’t lose my touch 😛

Just some sketches January 19, 2011

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Title says it all…

WilsonArt Final Model Update January 19, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Design.
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My chair is coming along.  I have the arms and seat together now and have been trying out the fit.  As I was testing the fit and comfort, I came up with a better solution to my design.  I know it’s not good to change up right in the middle of the build but I have this new design all ready to go.  Instead of making the chair use the same principle as the Z-Chair (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FFO__BprTao/SCwAgk2o9II/AAAAAAAAAvQ/EiR0npCTlCA/s400/z%2Bchair.jpg)  I wanted to make the chair rock back and forth on a pivot.  It’s easier to look at the pictures then to write a whole book on here explaining how it works.

WilsonArt Contest Final Model Update January 16, 2011

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My entry for the WilsonArt Contest is currently in the works.  I couldn’t afford the metal so I had to change up the design and material choices.  My chair is now being created out of wood and because of the angles, I had to add braces onto each angle.  This is the progress so far on the chair, I’ll keep posting as the chair progresses.

Tribal Machine Drawings January 16, 2011

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These are 8.5″ x 11″ ballpoint pen illustrations.  Each with the thought of the “tribal machine”

Thumbdrive design January 16, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Design, Solidworks.
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This is a model of a thumbdrive I designed in Solidworks rendered in Hypershot.

Solidworks Organic Chair January 16, 2011

Posted by Tom Frobish in Design, Solidworks.
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This is a model of an organic chair in Solidworks rendered in Hypershot.  I was learning and experimenting with drawing organic shapes in solidworks which if you know solidworks is no easy task.