Tuesday, March 20, 2007

dowel model

I finished building my G.I. Joe scale dowel model and made a few discoveries about the connections. The basic idea seems to work but I'll need to lengthen the overlap on the vertical sections, especially on the upper levels where the pieces are more vertical. The bolts holes work just right being opposed 90 degrees. I may need to add tension lines to triangulate the square plan sections. I won't know until I have two or three of the full sections stacked up - there may be a stabilizing effect from the compression and connection of the sections.

I hope to meet with a few folks on the Island tonight about sources for bamboo. I think I'm ready to start some full scale experiments!

My contract interview is scheduled for the 2nd of April.

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