Tusk at Home11/16/11
Last week we delivered and installed the custom elephant tusk stand that we posted about in mid October. It was a special privilege for us to help bring our client’s cherished family heirloom to life after it had laid on its side in storage for so many years. The shape and integrity of the ivory posed a significant challenge for us and required that we step away from our computers and work with wood and string templates at 1:1 in order to get a system that worked. It was refreshingly complex and old-school and reinforced why we enjoy working at this scale. Thanks Sandy, for your patronage!
To finish the steel we replaced the tacks that were holding the temporary assembly together with fully dressed welds; broke the sharp edges and then had it plated in antique pewter. The limestone was CNC’d to spec and finished with a colour enhancer and sealant. The last step was to add fitted strips of industrial felt to the inner circumference of the steel pocket and arm that hold the tusk in place.
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