A plywood model was constructed while we were waiting for the steel curves to be laser cut. The plywood model would have the same curve as the steel frame, but would be much faster to work with. We also constructed supports for the reactor out of plywood.
The plywood model had an adjusted curve with new, centered focal point. The plywood curve help us visualize how the modified frame would work with the new reactor system as the spatial layout of the whole reflector had been significantly altered.