Gordon-Conwell Art Commission

 

 

This page is your portal to photo galleries, posts, and more information about the GCTS Art Comission underway now.  Enjoy!

Posts About the Work and Process

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Gothic Arch Process Gallery

Gordon-Conwell New Building 2014
Gordon-Conwell New Building 2014

new building foundations

Melanie Spinks at New Site.jpg
Melanie Spinks at New Site.jpg

First visit to the new building site

Measuring the space
Measuring the space

Measuring the Space

outdoor shop
outdoor shop

Outdoor Studio due to the Massive Size

Heavy Lifter
Heavy Lifter

Always bring a heavy lifter

Arc.jpg
Arc.jpg

Brass Rod Provided the Perfect Arc Between Points

Melanie_Spinks_Artist
Melanie_Spinks_Artist

Cutting out the backboards in 3/4" Plywood

Melanie_Spinks_Artist
Melanie_Spinks_Artist

Sanding the Backboards

Spinks_Carpenter
Spinks_Carpenter

Jerry is Cutting Out the Facing

ChopSaw.jpg
ChopSaw.jpg

Chopping ribs to size

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ribJig.jpg

Ribs in the Jig

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ribbing.jpg

Ribs in jig passed through a band saw

helper
helper

She wanted to help and did a thorough job. No redo's!

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bradnailer.jpg

Nailing the bevel ribbing

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arch_skeleton.jpg

Arch skeleton

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web_20150422_114347.jpg
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web_20150420_200313.jpg
Spinks_Carpenter
Spinks_Carpenter

Circular Saw on the Facing

Melanie_Spinks_Artist
Melanie_Spinks_Artist

Adding the Trims

job_site.jpg
job_site.jpg

Every job site needs a little girl to turn it into a nursery

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chisel.jpg

Chiseling out the French cleats

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Gothic_arch_frame.jpg

Gothic Arch Frame

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Gothic-arch-progress.jpg

Adding Facing on the beveled Gothic arch

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pattern.jpg

Making a pattern

Melanie_Spinks_Artist
Melanie_Spinks_Artist

laying out the pattern

table_saw.jpg
table_saw.jpg

cutting an angle to match the bevel

miter.jpg
miter.jpg

miter to the facing

miter.jpg
miter.jpg

Perfect fit

Spinks_GCTS_art.jpg
Spinks_GCTS_art.jpg

Finished with the frame. Cute photobombers in background.

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measurement.jpg

Within 1/1000th of an inch on both sides!

neighbor.jpg
neighbor.jpg

Everyone needs a good neighbor like Mr. Laurens. Added a tailgate extender and wrapping for transport in the morning.

rain
rain

Glad we wrapped it the night before!

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on-site.jpg

Setting up on site

level
level

Measuring the wall

Arch_sill.jpg
Arch_sill.jpg

Affixing the base

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hammer-drill.jpg

Hammer drilling into the steel studs. Will use self-threading bolts for a secure mount.

Spinks_art.jpg
Spinks_art.jpg

Drilling out mounts

GCTS-art5.jpg
GCTS-art5.jpg

Half Way!

GCTS-art3.jpg
GCTS-art3.jpg

almost...

GCTS-art.jpg
GCTS-art.jpg

Can't express the relief to see the final top piece mounted 24' up the wall in a near perfect fit.

Melanie_Spinks-art-GCTS.jpg
Melanie_Spinks-art-GCTS.jpg

Artist on the Sky Lift by the arch

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GCTS-inscriptions.jpg

Jesus is Lord - declaration on the base

GCTS-inscriptions.jpg
GCTS-inscriptions.jpg

Designed by a Jewish Carpenter and His Apprentices

GCTS-inscriptions.jpg
GCTS-inscriptions.jpg

To God be the Glory

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Detail-Joints.jpg

Perfect fitting joints, now glued for facing to be added

Melanie_Spinks
Melanie_Spinks

Adding the Facing

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fill.jpg

Filling Holes and Seams

arch-complete.jpg
arch-complete.jpg

Phase 1 of Installation complete