The UMass Medical School Ceremonial Mace, seen here prior to final assembly, was made by students from Worcester Technical High School.
Brian Cummings, machine technology instructor at WTHS, explains the process for carving the mace finials.
The finials will be added to both the top and bottom of the completed mace.
WTHS students miter the lower staff for the mace.
A portion of the staff under construction is seen here.
A student carves a piece of corian for the project.
Most of the materials used in the construction were donated by local businesses.
The end finial undergoes a final series of cuttings.
A closeup of what will be the end finial.
Using wire and screws, students assemble the final pieces of the mace.
Two faculty member and six students at Worcester Technical High School worked 4 weeks on the project.
UMass Medical School's ceremonial mace seen here assembled and awaiting final touches.