Another update from me - in Construction (see my last blog post) we were also given the chance to make personal projects at the end of the rotation. So, to practise plasma cutting, bending different types of metal and different welding techniques I made a metal ‘sunflower’.
I made three more sunflowers with complicated structures and fit them into a 30 by 30 frame. I also used a finger joint to make a little box which improved my accuracy and a footstool to practise different mortise and tenon joints and I made a candle holder in the shape of a heart to practise bending metal. 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! Take a look at some of the results.