Sunday, October 31, 2010

Caution! Metal is hotter than it appears!

Well it's been a while since I have posted about the bench progress.  The custom handles have been made, and sprayed, and they do look great!
Note to self, when asking the metal worker to change something, don't actually touch the metal that he was just grinding really is hot even if it doesn't look like it..

As of today the work that remains is as follows, attach top to bench, add friction lid support, and cover bottom of lid with "decorative" cover (so you can't see the staples and whatnot).
Today as I was working to attach the upholstered top to the bench a realization hit me...i had not really filled the holes from the previous hinges, and they weren't going to line up with the new hinges.  And as we all know (or are about to learn) you cannot drill a hole next to another hole and have the new hole be to a moment of pure brilliance (at least that's what I tell myself) toothpicks were cut down to size, and glued and hammered into the existing holes!  
Of course that means that it will be tomorrow before the top can be actually screwed down...oh well!  All's well that ends well!


Friday, October 22, 2010

infographics information

For the past almost three weeks (Sunday is my last day to keep track of times) I have been tracking data for myself and my boyfriend!  After thinking about it I am going to put everything into four categories...Sleep, Work, Couple, and Me.  And I'm sure some of you are thinking, but wait, Dayna, you don't work!  Well technically I don't get paid but I do work, it's called school, homework and housework.  All the other categories are self explanatory.  As I've said, I will have three weeks of data to use, and am planning on showing the 7 day week...It will be interesting to say the least to see how this all comes together!  YEAH!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Infographics Ahead!

Hey all!  Today marks a new adventure into infographics! In this post I will be showing several posters/graphics that interest me...of course for the visual quality not necessarily for the keep that in mind.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Greyscale Marker Rendering
Some of my renderings from semesters past...
Pencil Rendering

Full Color Markers and Pencil

Greyscale Marker Rendering

Pencil Rendering

Full Color

Monday, October 11, 2010

More tidbits of bench work!

 The next step in my process was to install the tee nuts (pictured on the right).  The first step in this process was to make pilot holes in the metal cradle, then place the wood portion in the cradle so holes could be marked in the wood.  A mark was also  made on the inside of the legs of the cradle to indicate the front and the back.  These marks can and will be removed after the bench is assembled..The pictures below show the next steps for installation.

First Step, drill center hole, and then the recess for the tee nut.
The Tee Nut installed, used so there is not a hole on the backside of the wood.  They will be hidden once the metal frame is put on.

Monday, October 4, 2010