FABulous, as in a day of fabrication!
Working outward from the mast, the next fabrication task was to make 8 elbows with dohickeys on them to connect cross bracing. Lots of alternatives were considered, and I finally decided on big welded elbows with tabs welded on.
The tabs are needed to tie in to A LOT of tubing that will provide bracing and support for the whieboard:
The same truck in the background was supposed to halu 34 sheets of coroplast corrugated plastic for the walls. Nope, didnt come in. Yep, anxious. Change of subject.
THe 8 elbows need to be very similar if not truly interrchangable. Time was spent to make a jig to mount the tabs in a consistent way:
seemed to go ok. Got all the elbows finished and in primer:
Plan is to finish the software while these pieces dry and get a coat of rustoleum. It has been raining nearly every day, so paint is in order.
Things going well other than some thief stealing my very nice commuter bike. Yes, Im pissed. Yes, got a cruiser on the way from wally world. Nothing suitable on craigslyst. Gee, I wonder why?
thats it for this week. All the fab is done other than cutting EMT and so it is looking good for an on time departure! Wish me luck on the android code.