|Here's the finished ceiling panel, designed by Duncan McRoberts, ready for molding. |
In the center there is an example of runwork, which is plaster that's been shaped into a specific profile. I don't have any pictures of it installed.
Finally, a use for those saved scraps of rosewood!
|I made these wooden tools specifically for this project. One end of each stick is used to create a clean beveled channel, the other end is a very shallow curve used for modeling. I cut and filed a tongue depressor (at the far left) to be a comb tool.|
|The metal spheres are standard pattern maker tools, the wooden ones are used in ceramics. I made the largest one with a knob and a dowel. |
|Here's a cast from the mold to show you how each detail of this work is shaped by a specific tool.|
|If you want to make work this tight, you never touch it directly. By only using selected tools you can maintain both exact measurements and uniformity of form and surface texture.|