Project Update – Immersion Wheel

IMG_3714 IMG_3715IMG_3675The two steel plates have been cut into circles that are just about identical in size and center. Each has an inch wide band of steel welded around the circumference, which serves as a frame. The frame both protects the user’s hand from the otherwise sharp perforated edge of the plates, and a handle to spin the plates.

The next step is to clean the two plates with acetone and give them a coat of spray paint.

 

 

 

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  • , I believe each one of us uses the tools which we feel more cobtarfomle using. Of course each tool influences and probably limits our work, but that also leads to variety.

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  • David Holliman
    May 1, 2016 12:36 pm

    Although, the perforated metal plates did not work out for your final project– it would be interesting to see in what other ways these could be used towards an aesthetic. I think there is much more to be explored in the way of different materials and the moray effect. If you decide to approach this concept again in the future, it might be cool to see many small pairs of plates contributing to a larger moray design. If perforated metal was used in this case, it might produce a neat steampunk or gear aesthetic.

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  • Thomas Brunsgaard
    March 16, 2016 9:52 pm

    It sounds like you are off to a good start! Did you have the same shop that cut out the circles weld the frame on for you? Have you thought any more about potential ways to implement the hub less spinning mechanism? I am also curious what you are thinking about color scheme. I know you were previously thinking that CMYK would give a psychedelic aesthetic.

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