I am hoping to manufacture Theodorus Shields for sale. The shields represent a mixing of creativity with technology. The factory will employ local trade and crafts people to produce and sell the shields.
I originally wanted to construct an iron umbrella, with Theodorus Spiral shape. It would have had a centre pole and the umbrella would have been attached to the pole and the pole would have stood on a concrete base. The reason behind the material selection is to use a metal, ceramic and a polymer material. I had sixteen sheet steel triangles cut for in between the spokes but it made the piece too heavy.
Instead I decided on the shield. It’s spokes were forged in a coke fueled fire using artistic blacksmithing techniques. I need to get a pattern made so that I can then cast future shields out of Aluminium or ideally Aluminium Bronze.