The Big Think

December 18, 2007

Shop Time

Filed under: Woodworking — jasony @ 6:12 pm

Over the past two days I’ve been heavily involved (like 27 hours in 2 days!) in building a few props for this years’ show. I’m incredibly excited about them. One in particular rivals even the 9′ tall ferris wheel. Again, I can’t post it until February because of secrecy rules and everything (not that anyone from Baylor knows about this blog… Hi Josh!), but I still want to keep these worlds separate.

But I can tell you that the item in question is 6 feet in diameter and one of the most detailed props I’ve ever built. I can’t wait to see it on stage. I also built a separate 9’s tall prop, and one that was about 10 feet by 4 feet, in addition to a bunch of little things.

It’s an incredible amount of fun to be able to take a break from working on the music and then use a totally different skill set to work on the props. Now that I’ve got the shop of my dreams (lucky me), it’s fun to be able to say “yes, I can build that” to just about any proposal.

3 Comments »

  1. And the super-secret inside scuttlebutt on these props: they’re right awesome, especially the 6 footer.

    I want us to build air powered, solenoid triggered confetti/T-Shirt launchers for a show sometime.

    Comment by seanmctex — December 19, 2007 @ 8:39 am

  2. whoa, that’s a great idea. Plans anywhere? That’s be useful, too, for….. something.

    Comment by jasony — December 19, 2007 @ 9:29 am

  3. Long time listener first time caller… It’s hard to lurk when you watch the IP addresses. 🙂
    -J

    Comment by Josh_Ward — December 21, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

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