Lowrider Construction

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I’m working on the structure for the new lowrider sculpture. I’m excited about how its coming together. Its a bit bigger than the first one I built. I have many more resources to fabricate metal and wooden parts this time around, and things are coming together pretty well.

I used a blade to cut out the body’s shape from 1/8″ plywood. I then sandwiched the ply together with wood glue, and clamped them while they held the arc i wanted. I used the weight of the clamps on opposite ends to sag the front and rear end, creating the curve. When the top and bottom sheets are curved, theyre glued and nailed together using more ply. Next comes the sides of the body, cutting weel-wells and interior compartment, and lining the body with a sculpting material. Many questions are still unanswered, but I’ll figure it all out as I work.

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One thought on “Lowrider Construction

  1. wow. im very impressed little brother. you may be younger than me, but you have a very much more mature outlook on life. i like your art and your posts explaining what each piece means to you. the strawberry one is very interesting. keep going man. stay onpoint!

    p.s. thanks for your caring words of inspiration during my troubled times. definitely couldnt get thru all this without you, jo, mom and dad. love you!

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