April 7, 2017

Brian – LIKE A BOSS!

He’s drilling!

While in Australia, be sure to sample the local cuisine.  In this case, a Sausage Sanga from Bunnings.  In the USA, that would be like a hot dog from Home Depot.

April 7, 2017

April 6, 2017

Now we skin the beast

Except we put the skin on it.  From the inside it looks like this.

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From the outside, it looks like a cocoon.

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April 6, 2017

April 4, 2017

Join Together

The spines merge together at the top.

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Then cross pieces stabilize it and tie it all together.

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April 4, 2017

April 3, 2017

Raise the Spine-tanic!

This is where experience comes in handy.  When you’re working in circles, any deviation gets multiplied out in weird cascading ways.  The spines are working in circles and 3-D planes.

The first spine.

The work platform.

One leads to many

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April 3, 2017

April 2, 2017

Level Best

We needed to make some minor adjustments to level our surround.

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Before

During

After

April 2, 2017

April 1, 2017

After the turntable we radiate out

Working out from the center so we can start raising the dome.

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Getting that ramp right was a combo of luck, planning, and improvisation.

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April 1, 2017

March 31, 2017

Cyclone Debbie is not a nice person.

Debbie was mainly to the north of us.  We’re southeast on this map.

But Debbie did cause a lot of rain – violent nasty rain – which caused this general alert to go out.  We ended up getting sent home from the location to hide out at our flat – which is on the beach.  At one point it seemed like every window in the place was going to break – but it settled down.

March 31, 2017