Last week I began making cardboard mock-ups of the Torah Crown you all helped fund on the Kickstarter. Here are some pictures of the process:
Initial sketch gives me a shape to work around.
First piece is finished. Now I’m starting on the second piece. This cut-out will guide me as I shape the outer edge.
This image shows how I use strips of cardboard to make the outer shape of the mock-up.
The mock-ups are finished. I love them! If they are the right size, I will take them apart and use these actual pieces as a pattern for cutting the copper. Now I’ll bring them over to Congregation Beth Israel Judea in San Francisco to see how they fit on a real Torah. (This is the one that they will lend me for future exhibits.)