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A floor-standing globe for a private residence

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The martellus projecta commission to make a globe and floor stand
the martellus project
a commission to make a globe and floor stand


Completed and shipped to the patron in the spring of 2004, the globe stand was designed by Al and built by Al and Ashton.  Ashton and Elspeth designed the map.  Ashton painted the stand and Elspeth painted the map and ornamental accents.

Turned legs, two hemispheres, a spindle, and casters were the only ready-made items purchased for th...
Turned legs, two hemispheres, a spindle, and casters were the only ready-made items purchased for this project.

Side view of the globe stand designed and crafted by Al.
Side view of the globe stand designed and crafted by Al.

Top view of the stand.
Top view of the stand.

Polar caps were hand carved and the underside of each was reshaped to conform to the curvature of th...
Polar caps were hand carved and the underside of each was reshaped to conform to the curvature of the globe.

The spindle-axis for the globe was mounted to the stand through the spacer blocks and polar plates (...
The spindle-axis for the globe was mounted to the stand through the spacer blocks and polar plates (affixed to the globe).

Once mounted in the stand, the globe surface was prepared.
Once mounted in the stand, the globe surface was prepared.

A rough surface texture for the globe was desired.
A rough surface texture for the globe was desired.

With the under-painting of the ocean done, a grid was drawn on the globe to facilitate the cell-by-c...
With the under-painting of the ocean done, a grid was drawn on the globe to facilitate the cell-by-cell transfer and skewing of the map.

Land masses, the suggestion of terrain and flora, and the suggestion of ocean depths were added.
Land masses, the suggestion of terrain and flora, and the suggestion of ocean depths were added.

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