|Project by Bearpaw||posted 03-20-2008 02:48 AM||1800 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I found some more pictures of the installing of this project. I think they will give you a better idea just how big this thing is. I still look at this an think that I was trusted to build something like this.
I worked on this over a 5 month period of time. There would be times that I was about to make a cut and would be stopped and come back later to do it right. This was a project of trust, and learning to be humble. In each of our lives, we should have a project like this.
We had an old fiberglas curtain that was dirty and very much in need of replacing. I used the designs of the side panels to make the design.
The material is mahogany. At the time this was built the material was $2800.00. The unit weight is 425 pounds and it was installed in one piece. The unit was lifted in place by an electric wench pulling a strap attached to steel lifting brackets. It went in plumb and level the first time.
The unit is about 92” wide and 96” up the sides. The fabric is acoustical cloth stapled to the back.
I made 3 I-beams that were attached to my shop floor and shimmed level with each other. This is what I built the unit on. I was able to clamp to the I-beam.
Most of the cross cuts were cut with a sliding chop saw, but the 22.5 degree cuts were cut with my router using a special jig that I made. I have included pictures of that. This project took 5 1/2 months of spare time to build. It took 9 men to carry it out of my shop. A friend owns a commerical wood shop. He quoted $40,000.00 to build and install it.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin