Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Today's new skill: how to plane wood

Its been another busy day in the wood workshop as today we have been building the final of our three moveable sculptures. This one is based on the existing book trolley that can be wheeled around the library.

We have followed the dimensions of the book trolley for our sculpture, but have altered the shape to be triangular at the sides, on a rectangular base. Making this shape required us to learn another new technique/skill, namely planing. After an introductory demonstration by Joe, we took it in turns to plane the edges of the two sheets of wood that would form the apex of the sculpture. 

It was hugely satisfying when the two edges fitted together neatly!

Tomorrow we will build a support structure/framework, and attach the wheels.

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