New grow dome going up. More pictures.
Boat shed temporarily in dome strut making mode.
Struts stained and ready to be joined into dome.
Dual angle compound sliding miter saw used in cutting the angles on the struts.
Test of the joinery on a hexagonal join (only 5 of the 6 sticks in place).
Hexagonal joint test standing up. Also used to work out the screw pattern.
Detail of the base with strapping in place.
Where we left it today.
Doors have been engineered, cut, and are stained and drying. Doors designed to easily pass a loaded wheelbarrow and the attached human.
Dome level relative to fence and house. Not that it matters to any of them or me.
Detail of the hexagonal joint in practice. At least 9 of the 3 inch, coated deck screws are in each joint.
Here is a link to the joinery technique.
Another excellent resource is ISBN 0-520-23931-8
Geodesic Math and how to use it. Hugh Kenner.
copyright January 11, 2012 by clif high