The making of 98.5%

Craft & Design

Artist Steve Lambert made this video about the making of one of his sign pieces, 98.5%. Process videos always get me inspired to make the most out of my week; happy Monday! [via FAT]

16 thoughts on “The making of 98.5%

  1. tellnickno says:

    Does anyone know what those lights are called and where you could get them from?

  2. cyenobite2 says:

    The Reggae/Dub beat goes nice with any maker video.

  3. gyziger says:

    I was wondering, what was he adding to the paint during the paint process and why?

    1. Steve Lambert says:

      we were mixing the paint from powder. So what you see go in is a neutral extender base.

      The lighting stuff I get from but there are other sources depending on how particular you want to be.

      1. gyziger says:

        Oh I see! Awesome. I didn’t know there was such a thing. I figured it was just house paint! What kind of plywood did you use? Did you have a special blade for your jigsaw?

  4. John Park says:

    Great video, and I loved the end result, particularly since we got to witness it go from 100% to 98.5%.

  5. dnny says:

    Nice BUT the broken bulb is dangerous (electricity). Unwiring the bulb would solve this. Unless it´s supposed to be dangerous.

  6. Steve Lambert says:

    Yeah, the plywood is 1/4 birch ply. The blade is kinda special. I’m away from my studio so I can’t tell you exactly, but Bosch makes a blade that can cut fairly clean on both sides. They’re about $2 each, but work really well. I can get you the blade number if it’s helpful, just ask.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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