Out with the old…

If you had ventured down into the construction workshop today you’d have seen quite a sight…a key piece of machinery has been replaced with a newer and fancier model.  Our wall saw is one of our primary tools used for building the scenery for all of the public productions at the Guildhall School.  Capable of cutting down large sheets of materials, the wall saw is used almost every day and is therefore one of our most valuable assets in the design realisation workshops.

That said as wonderful as the wall saw is, it was time for an upgrade…

Our new saw is slightly larger than the old one, shiny, and packed full of useful features that will help improve our efficiency and accuracy.

As you can see the whole process of swapping our ‘giraffe’ wall saw for the new ‘piranha’ wall saw was quite a complicated one with lots of people involved in the move.  But, after a few hours the new saw was safely in its new home in the scenic construction workshop…ready for a term of hard work ahead!  What do you think?

More pictures coming soon: what the rest of the construction department have been doing this week, what’s been going on in the props department, and the scenic artists creating the orange marble for Twelfth Night.

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