On the table!
That's 500 spheres, and the pipes to hold them
Short pipes glued to the board will hold the spheres
This prevents the little rascals from running away while being painted!
This rubber-lined box holds the spheres in place so they won't wiggle when being drilled
Frame lumber... true square is so soothing
Adding rabbet and dado joints; the inner frame fits together!
Once we know the spheres fit, we measure how large the acrylic pane should be
A router cuts a groove into the outer frame, for brackets and pane screws
Gluing outer frame, and checking its fit with the inner frame
Putty to fill divots in the soft wood
The logo... so no one takes credit for my artistry!
Painting the frame in the shower stall paint booth
A soft bed for the spheres to rest in
Nails in the backboard hold the spheres in place
Spheres laid out- with and without gaps to compare how they look
Glueing the fabric to cover up the nail heads
Fancy screwheads to attach the backboard to the inner frame
The acrylic cover is attached to the inner frame... The protective film will be peeled off later
Attaching the inner frame to the outer frame, and a strip of metal bracket to attach it to the wall
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