SILVA/BRADSHAW: “While that was drying, we started work on the parts we had molded prior to coming to the museum. We cut the final shapes out by hand using a jigsaw and finessed them with a belt sander. This being only the second prototype, there was a lot of finessing to be done. Everything was off ever so slightly, compounded by the fact that we were literally racing against the clock. But ultimately we walked out with a fully functional prototype that’s probably 80 percent of the way towards a finished product.” Above: Two molds around which they vacuum-formed the wood material. The one on the left is partially collapsed from the enormous pressure created in the vacuum bag.
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SILVA/BRADSHAW: “While that was drying, we started work on the parts we had molded prior to coming to the museum. We cut the final shapes out by hand using a jigsaw and finessed them with a belt sander. This being only the second prototype, there was a lot of finessing to be done. Everything was off ever so slightly, compounded by the fact that we were literally racing against the clock. But ultimately we walked out with a fully functional prototype that’s probably 80 percent of the way towards a finished product.” Above: Two molds around which they vacuum-formed the wood material. The one on the left is partially collapsed from the enormous pressure created in the vacuum bag.