Second update from Construction! We were given time and material to make personal projects towards the end of the rotation. I found the opportunity to get creative with our new skills really exciting: first I made a metal sunflower to practice plasma cutting, bending different types of metal and different welding techniques, then went on to make three intertwining sunflowers with more complicated structures and fit them into a 30 by 30 frame. I popped back into woodwork and made a little box to practice finger joints which improved my accuracy and a footstool to learn different mortise and tenon joints.
I then made a candle holder in the shape of a heart to practise bending metal and I’ve just started making a coat stand so I can make something both practical and decorative. It was very satisfying to be able to draw my own diagrams and work out cutting lists!