Today, I poured the first casting using plastic for the second massage track prototype. It was an exciting and nerve-racking process and the result is inspirational if not perfect. It really is thrilling to make something out of plastic. And the results? I realized the plastic surface is too slippery and the model too heavy with too many cosmetic imperfections for my taste. Some dimensions also need adjusting, especially the distance between tracks.
I decided to make a new model using all wood (no clay) but that means I need better tools so I will outfit my workshop with more machines.