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The gourd. Shade.
Like the first Globe it’s precise model of the Earth.
Meridians and circles of latitude are marked every 20 degrees; the contours of the continents are reconstructed accordingly.
In case of this lamp I decided to make the land surface very smooth to show the beautiful veins of the gourd that make the character of the globe even more organic.
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“How do you make the base for your lamps?” – this one of the most frequently asked questions.
Here you can see how I made the base of my new Globe lamp and the details of its construction.
For sanding the FIMO clay I use Saburrtooth sand burs.
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Antarctica. The closing part
The hole and the opening part have the shape of Antarctica. At the end the closing part was permanently closed into the gourd.
☆ The masking part on the inside of the gourd is made of very thin plywood
☆ First I use epoxy glue. The outer dark surface is epoxy resin mixed with wood dust.
More about this topic you can learn from other of my post:
Opening in the gourd & The closing part