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Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:48 pm
by sid_matheny
Thanks for the info Loyd!

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:08 pm
by loyd
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Southpaw standing behind the just completed torsion box that ultimately will be the middle landing. 48 x 30 x 4.25 inches and heavy.

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:13 pm
by loyd
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Getting the upper landing torsion box ready for final assembly. 64 x 42 x 4.25 inches and heavier than . . . pretty heavy.

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 am
by loyd
This torsion box will become the upper landing of the project if we can lift it. The 2 x 4 in the middle is just for insurance. The design didn't require it according to my research, but . . .

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After Southpaw and I had a pretty intense few minutes of glue-up and alignment the box took shape. Almost there.

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The top is 3/4" thick oak plywood -- very stiff and very heavy. The bottom is 1/2" thick birch plywood. Now to cut the holes for the legs to protrude through and become the newel posts for the upper railing system. May be done with that today [Wednesday] and get it delivered by Friday.

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 pm
by loyd
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This is the bottom of the upper landing. The holes are thru top and bottom on three corners and just into the bottom for the fourth. All three torsion boxes are complete and ready to go.

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:08 pm
by henry
Looks like you did your usual first class job. Blue Monarch folk should be happy.

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:27 am
by loyd
How to get that thing together and erected:
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Assemble on its side and get a bunch of strong dudes to help. :ugeek:

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:00 am
by sid_matheny
Sure looks good but you may need a fork lift. :shock:

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:48 pm
by loyd
Well! Well! Rain tried but failed to stop the transfer of the torsion boxes to Decherd. Vince came to my place with his pickup and Vince, Chuck, and I got that stuff in the truck. A text message from Richard reported a downpour in Decherd so Vince diverted to his garage in Tullahoma to keep things dry. Then the rain passed by Tullahoma and Decherd and Vince made a dash to deliver the truck load of stuff to Richard and I made a dash with the small stuff from Manchester in my station wagon. Got it into the gym just in time as the rain soaked my car seat [I forgot to close the door while we moved the stuff inside]. It'll dry, I guess. The important thing is that we got the stuff over their for Jack [aka "finishing guru"] to start his gig on Monday. :roll:

Re: Blue Monarch design

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:04 pm
by loyd
We got it up far enough to work out some details and see that everything will go together. It did.

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Still much to do but it's a milestone none the less. :D