View Single Post
Old 04-11-2019, 03:38 PM   #732 (permalink)
freebeard
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 14,710
Thanks: 3,679
Thanked 4,865 Times in 3,873 Posts
Quote:
I should mention that I will need to have a larger work area - either an addition to my garage, or possibly a fabric hut, so I have room to move around it.
I see an opportunity here. I remember the experience you had with the collapsed canopy. Was that PVC pipe? At that time I was (and still am) hoarding 100+ broom handle blanks. I used to get them in bulk from a broom manufacturer, rejects for quality. It would cost more than I paid to ship them to MA, but any wood or metal rod/pipe will serve.



In my case it would be the wooden struts with aluminum tubing cut up for hubs. Then it's just a matter of geometry (octahedral symmetry to attach to a square building, etc.) and sizing (strut length to overall size)

It will be fun!



edit:
Youtube wanted me to see this. if you have inner partitions to fabricate, or you make a quarter-scale model, there might be something here. I like the tool.

__________________
.
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
_________________

Last edited by freebeard; 04-12-2019 at 02:33 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
NeilBlanchard (04-12-2019), RedDevil (04-12-2019)