Wednesday, December 24, 2008
We sealed the tube ends before attaching them to their bases and forming them into panels. We used mod podge, as we only needed to use one coat, and it's waterbased and non-toxic, meaning it should not affect the recycling process. wahoo for puzzle glue!
a jig for drilling straight holes through 4.25 inch paper tubes.
our pile o' spacers! These nestle between each tube, creating a 3/4 inch gap and allowing a aluminum cable to run the length of the wall to increase rigidity. They were cut from scrape pieces of 2x4 in the piet maas' woodshop.
Isaac, Mark, and Jeffrey drilled holes in each and every spacer, so we could string an aluminum cable all the way through the walls.
joel shows us his best origami face. joel is a fantastic member of the paper shanty team and he is also one of the speediest paper-space stringers around these parts. you can ask anyone.
Jeff and Amanda happened to their fashions on the same page. red christmas sweaters are the new black.
linnea and dylan are folding to the max! claudette is just socializing, but i would say she increases morale around the otherwise serious table of origamists.
who's that naked man in the window?it looks suspiciously as though you may be trying to leave isaac....are you sure you want to go?
Our origami party was an awesome success filled with folding faces and happy smiles. I suppose there was some frustration, but we ended up with a nice box overflowing with paper creatures, a pair of pink paper pants even made their way in. The party was a pre-party for the paper shanty and a way for us to gather some initial decor for the ceiling of the space. Thanks to all who made it, and a special thanks to jen and amanda for being wonderful hosts!! see you all on the ice january 17th for more fun!