Once the virtual model is finalized and I have all the surfaces flattened and laid out, the files are sent off to Wesco Laser to be cut from 14 (main body) and 7 (base) gauge 304 stainless steel. Now I get to try to turn this:
Pile of stainless wanting to be a sculpture.
Into a piece of public art.
Oh, and remember those tabs I talked about? Here they are, ready to be bent and employed to hold the whole works together.
1200 wee tabs, flat, wanting to be bent.