Posts Tagged ‘fablab umeå’

Klick klack …

28 juni 2018

… Det blev en fin bild av bilden

Godmorgon, får det lov att vara …

05 juni 2018

… lite ögongodis till kaffet?

Barking about Bark spin-off

29 maj 2018

 

Working as an Artist with focus on building Artist’s Books I was invited to join the Barking about Bark Workshop series held at Sliperiet in 2017. Workshop had a focus on exploring limits and it aroused many questions such as:
If I order Birch bark from a craft supplier what can I as a newbie to the material make from it?
How can I work with bark – näver and modern machinery?

My personal questions were.
Can I kerf Bark and make it bend to my will?
How can I combine laser cutting and Birch Bark?
Is there an age limit to the material if yes will it be an issue when laser cut?

This last question is a bit like kicking in an open door. There are limits for all materials and bark is no exception. But is a crucial to understand if the heat exposure to the material when cut laser will affect the long term result. Kerfing bark proved to be difficult as this material has lentil cells and a natural bendiness. If the kerf is cut to narrow the heat from the laser will make the bark brittle and the object will fall apart over time. Same result when the kerf cuts across the lentil cells.

After some minor experimenting resulting in failures other question need to be asked. Why use a laser cutter at all and what is laser cutting good at, other than mass production?
Analyzing the Bark, the one bought from the craft supplier, I if find two difficulties that make working with bark extra frustrating, it is difficult to cut curved lines and make holes without the bark tearing by hand. This is exactly what the laser cutter is really good at cutting out fine details, cutting holes and curved lines. The heat seals of the cut edges and prevent ruptures.

Another big advantage when working with a laser cutter and vector based layouts are the easy scaling of objects. You can easily change size.

On display in the showcase at 3D-Lab, Sliperiet are some of my prototypes for an upcoming a limited edition of bark containers. Some kerf test results and an Artist’s Book.

This is showcase week

29 maj 2018

Objects and research made by Marianne Laimer in 2017/2018

On display in 3D-lab there will be this showcase with some of my bark (näver) prototypes made after I participated in the Barking about Bark workshop series held at Sliperiet in 2017.

Green snake

23 maj 2018

on the table.

Lock, lock, lock

22 maj 2018

Det här blev klurigt värre.

Jag vill nämligen att varje liten burk skall få en egen karaktär och då behöver jag bygga flera lock.

Lycka till …

27 april 2018

… med alla framtida projekt Eva-Lena

Sneak peak

26 april 2018

… Inside …

Tidig morgon …

26 april 2018

… och solen flöder in över skrivbordet i ateljén.

Det är roligt att ge bort fint inslagna presenter. Nu på morgonen har jag designat en specialförpackning till mini-kramburken. Det blev en nätt liten handskuren sak. Istället för att fästa kanterna i lock och botten med lim så har jag sytt ihop dem med samma grova lintråd som jag använt till näverburken. Pyssligt och pilligt? Ja, men den blev väldigt fin när den blev klar. Fler bilder kommer senare idag.

A bit smug …

25 april 2018

… mini bark container.