It’s amazing and quite a shame, actually, how much stuff we throw out. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about this. We just don’t have room for old rubber moulds and the dumpsters become full quickly due to excess and waster plaster. If only my school was closer, we could use unused moulds for teaching purposes or old plaster for disposable training sessions. Oh well, part of my job is to empty the three smaller internal dumpsters into a larger one that comes every two or three weeks.
The rest of the day was spent developing the wooden framework for a template. The wooden pieces were set against a paper template, traced and will eventually be routed to form the skeleton of a template. “Wiggle board,” a thin, lightweight sheet of wood will then be tacked to the skeleton. This template will be for a large curved ceiling piece. It reminds me of the waved ceiling templates we created for a school project during our Freshman year. Should be interesting. So far, just a lot of sawing, cutting and sawdust.