Miniature X Saws - Limited Edition Works
The First Miniature X Saw
The Beginnings of the Miniature X Saw
The idea of these grew when I wanted to create a customer friendly (size wise) version of those splendid, yet Large X Saws. There was much to discuss with sheet metal workers and printing firms in the beginning. Eventually, we got there. Things are certainly not done the same way now. Bigger, better, faster machinery, but my part in the creation of them remains as slow and meticulous as it was with them from day one. The first one was cut out by a metal artist who was trying to understand my vision, over ten years ago now. I still have that saw today…
The Miniature X Saws in Detail...
Much debate amongst the public is what’s brought about this description. Are they prints or originals? ~ They involve both.
The beginning of each new image starts with me on my computer and enhancing a scanned image from a file that was recorded from my original paintings once done on canvas or larger X saws. They are firstly formatted for the unique Miniature X Saw. The saw specifications were given to my Laser cutters in Hamilton. They are cut and couriered to my Marton studio. I create the handles / roll the ends and put them together.
The completed work then involves a combination of a particular vinyl that becomes the scanned image that l place onto the blade fitted for permanent adhesion. I begin my hands on brushwork to ‘balance’ each limited saw, painting each end and continuing my work around the saw and with detail finally enhance each one, whatever direction my hand and brush feels like going that day.
Therefore each one becomes unique and will differ slightly from the next numbered and same-named work. Each one is signed and numbered on the back. Each one will take 1 to 2 hours from start to finish. In the early days, they were 1/100, as they became more popular, they are now 1/200.
Miniature X Saws - Past & Current
Northland Bullock Team
The Logging Truck
Grain Carrying Clydesdales
Two Working Clydesdales
The Watering Stop
Team of Five Working Dogs
The Stand of Seven
68 x 138cm
Celebration Stand - Limited Time Offer
I have specially created these to celebrate 10 years of the Miniature X Saw.
This set is made up of the first limited edition run, 'Two Working Clydesdales,' one of the highest selling Miniature X Saws, 'The Logging Truck,' and the last five of the original series 'Work to Do,' (1/100).
When you purchase this set, you get all saws and the custom-made stand, which is ready to hang on the wall as you see here.
There are only five of this limited edition stands available.