I had originally planned to build the entire hemishphere and then get a bunch of people to help lift it in place. The final element would weigh around 450 pounds. […]
Yesterday , the first pie wedge went up. Today, the second pie wedge went up. So… This is 6 of the 15 sections. Lets hope the math and placement are […]
Wow. This is a milestone! Now I can put away all of my templates and routing jigs. Just assembly now to finish off the frame. This is great!
When the hemisphere element joins the mid-ship element, there is a big gap at the top and bottom. This is how the elements were designed. For the hemisphere, each vertical […]
The fourth mid-ship element is in place!!! Now its time to sand the crud out of the tsunamiball inside and out, finish the last element, and then… I can start […]
The last mid-ship element is up and I am feeling very good about progress. Now I need to buckle down and prep for a week of rain.
So cool that I am done cutting these pieces. I still have a ton to do for the last hemisphere, but the cutting and routing are different. Not so hard […]
With help from a chain hoist I lifted the 3rd mid-ship element into place over the weekend. I’m thinking one more 3 section mid-ship chunk will be enough. Weather is […]
I use drywall screws to “clamp” elements during glue up. They are easy and cheep alternatives to clamps. They are also lightweight and I can get clamping action even in […]