Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Making of the Longsal Spire for the Vajra Hall

Joe Zurylo and I paid a visit to the local metal shop to check on the progress of the Longsal spire. At this initial stage, the structural base is being formed from steel at a local metal shop in South Deerfield, MA.

The eight foot spire was selected by Rinpoche in relation to the scale of the Vajra Hall. But for now, at the beginning, in preparation for 2013 season, the spire is a long way from it's final golden form.

To keep up to date with the Vajra Hall construction and fundraising, please visit here.

The work involves cutting the steel form from the wooden pattern (above).

Then evening all the edges by hand.

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