One Two Three!
Number one: A happity hap happy birthday to Camilla! As a present? Your very own Caustic Resin
Mix CD! (I know I know, I can hear your shrieks of excitement from here
!) But hold on girlfriend--there a catch: you have to come to the site and get it. While you're here, you can see what Grant's
been up to.
Number two: As earth builder Simon of British Columbia pointed out, "the method of connecting the form-ply is lacking."
Simon, you are absolutely right. Mind you, what we are doing here is known in the "industry" as "DIY" or "Agricultural Formwork" (I know I know, I can hear your shrieks of horror from here!
) and as such, there's bound to be a little lack here and a little lack there--even in the explanation
. I've also been told in no uncertain terms that "DIY" or "Agricultural Formwork" is dangerous
and prohibitively expensive to all but the richest of the rich
, but that's another conversation for another blog.
To connect the form-ply, we use flat bar. Steel flat bar as opposed to aluminum. (Anyone remember steel? I hear it was once made in North America.) One of the fun things about steel flat bar is that it costs $0.40 a foot. One of the not so fun things about aluminum flat bar is that it costs $4.00 a foot. (I don't know why people would use aluminum flat bar to connect their form ply either
A channel is routed into the form ply and then the steel
flat bar (or spline) is inserted. Form ply with a similar channel can then be placed with some measure of security and accuracy on top of one another.
Number three: What does that say and what does that mean?
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