The end of the first week and what a week it was.
I guess I’m just surprised by the amount of information I needed to re-learn after having been away from gypsum for such a long time. Creating a simple running has become something almost foreign to me. Or maybe it’s because the standards they set here are pretty high. Regardless, there are no excuses and it’s a matter of being patient with myself.
Part of the day was spent unloading a tractor trailer containing over a dozen palettes of plaster. Each palette was over 3,000 Lbs. That’s a lot of material! It was pretty specific plaster from a French company that had a precise texture and color. I was asked to sand down a portion of the test samples that were prepared earlier.
Later that day I was asked to prepare a horse that contained a simple knife which I would run later in the day. Nathan instructed me in a much more efficient and accurate method of creating horses from the method we were taught. It was nothing complicated, nothing unusual and it appeared rather obvious after creating it. It produced a horse that was more stable and comfortable as well.