Yesterday, Saturday, June 13 was very productive! The image above shows one of two pieces of laser-cut stainless steel that we picker up from the shop outside of Riga on Thursday. On Friday, I began the process of bending the sheet and also was able to get the necessary stainless electrodes from a shop in Talsi. Once I had the steel and the electrodes things went fast. The following images show a step-by-step sequence of building the sculpture. The final image is of the sculpture as it now stands. Tomorrow I will finish the welding and sand the pattern into the outside faces and she will be ready to install!
Ojars ratchet straps needed a little help so I bought a couple more from the Hardware store in Sabile.
One bent – one to go.
The new straps helped a lot.
The two sides that face each other were much easier to surface before welding.
Ben got a good shot of me welding the center of “North Wind”.
She is together and very stable!
Tomorrow we turn her over several times to finish the other side of the welds and I sand the outside faces and attach the anchors and this year’s sculpture for the Park is done! Cheers, Everyone.