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Old 04-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #201
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Jester...in case you need any help framing:

http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...s-I-don-t-even
thanks, I just wasted the entire morning...
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #202
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Really?! Wow! I guess if you actually get a specific quote its a little higher. The little estimator calculator is telling me a little over $1,600 for a soft 15' dome.

Well, I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will turn out looking fantastic whatever you decide!
I don't remember the details at this point, but when I put my specs in now, I too get 1,600. I know it wasn't that low before or I would have for sure gone that route. Ah well, it'll get done either way!
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #203
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I don't remember the details at this point, but when I put my specs in now, I too get 1,600. I know it wasn't that low before or I would have for sure gone that route. Ah well, it'll get done either way!
must have been with shipping.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #204
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Reading this thread is like watching a very good TV series. You're better off not finding out about it until it's over that way you can read/watch it all the way through instead of having to wait to see what happens next. Amazing work Jester. As someone who is dreading building a collar for a keezer, I really admire people who can do this kind of stuff. I'll stick to building software.

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #205
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So here is the first method I used to make the dome: The ribs were nice and light, and strong, but where they attached to the hub they were very flimsy - the wood just wanted to split horribly, even with pre drilling.



So I went with a solid two-by rib, formed from two smaller pieces joined with a plywood plate glued and stapled into place.



I also made provisions for bolting each rib to the hub with a hardwood plate so that they won't split. Now that I have the basic structure down, now I just need to crank out a bunch more.

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Looking good!

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:02 AM   #207
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Ok, so some progress...

Here are some of the rib parts waiting for assembly:



And here they are in place:



And, no, it's not a perspective thing - that hub is canted. Not on purpose. Since I have more full ribs on one side than the other, I realized it was never going to sit level under equilibrium. So I did a little rigging:



The turnbuckle let me get it just where I wanted it. I may add a couple more similar for when that central brace gets removed once all the ribs are in place.

Also, there will be another set of shorter ribs between the main ones around the outside to give a tighter on center spacing for the drywall to attach where the curve is more pronounced.

And on a totally unrelated topic, my pantry sink arrived!

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:15 AM   #208
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Welp, you have thoroughly convinced me never to try building a dome. I'm sure it will look great, but oh lordy...what a pain.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #209
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Had to sub so I could follow along. Incredible stuff.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #210
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Wow, that dome!

It is going to look very cool but man... what a PITA! Reminds me of building half pipes as a kid but 1000x worse!

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