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Sol 5 by mattridgway
Sol 5
2014
Oak plywood, polyurethane
32 inch diameter (81 cm)
The fifth in an ongoing series of wood cuts.

PROCESS
   These works are first designed on paper, some on graph paper, some with pencil and compass. I then take a 4'x8'x1" (122x244x2.5cm) sheet of high-grade plywood, cut it in half and map out the design on it. Next, drill holes in the negative areas to create a pilot for the jigsaw to fit through and cut the shape out. Once the shape is cut, I then go around all the edges with a router to round over the corners. Then sand everything smooth and apply a wood stain followed by a protective top-coat.
   That may be oversimplifying things a bit, but all the important steps are noted. If you have any questions about tools or process, feel free to ask, I would love to help.
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Matt Ridgway
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Matt Ridgway lives an ordinary life in an ordinary town.


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yosarian13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! Impressive gallery ;) (Wink) 
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mattridgway Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks man. You too ;)
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Marce3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank you so much for the fav!! You have an incredible gallery!! 
Hope to see more of your art!! :)
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mattridgway Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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eniguima Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave !
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FritoB Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Thanks so much for the fave!
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DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!;D
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oboudiart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday ...
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Daligrrl78 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your artwork!! Especially your mandalas. :)
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1TrollSniper1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hello, Matt! Loved your work and reblogged some of it over at Tumblr. You can see the post here:
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