Slow Geodesic Dome build

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284798 mamos
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:31 pm

I haven't added everything up yet but it will be around the £350 mark

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284801 doofaloofa
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:00 am

That's great.

How many hours so far?
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284802 mamos
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:24 am

I think I could build a dome in about 45 hours

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284803 doofaloofa
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:59 pm

The second dome would go up a lot quicker than the first IMO
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284810 mamos
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:38 am

Had a bit of a nightmare getting the base perfectly round yesterday in the rain.

It is a 15 sided circle and the know the measurement from the centre to each of the 15 points needs to be 2250mm but try as we might we could not get all points to this figure and ended up chasing a bulge around thee base. It turns out after much head scratching that the head of the nail used to hook the tape measure onto was too big so the tape was under reading by 5mm. it doesn't sound like much but trying to make a solid circle 5mm smaller all round just ain't gonna work. once we discovered this and made allowances it when together.

So thee base is now round and level and painted. I tried to drive some stakes down into the ground but they would only go about a foot into the ground so i am going to make up some steel stakes to anchor the dome down.

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This size dome is quite efficient when it comes to wastage. This is thee kind of waste we get from making the triangles.

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284899 mamos
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:52 am

Everything is go for erection of the dome today. I will post pictures as soon as it's done

This is how it looks now

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284903 diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:15 pm

I love an erection, cue Doofa

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284907 doofaloofa
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:33 pm

^Low hanging fruit
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284910 mamos
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:20 pm

How's this for an erection?

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284919 Green Aura
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:40 pm

That looks fantastic! I'm so jealous.

Next year, then we can compare photos. :lol:
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284922 diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:48 pm

nice erection

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284925 doofaloofa
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:42 am

I concur
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284929 mamos
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:13 am

Some pictures of the build

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284930 Flo
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:16 pm

Whole new meaning to doing a jigsaw puzzle!

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284933 ina
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:36 pm

ENVY! :mrgreen: I'd love one of them - don't think it would fit into my wee garden, though... Are they quite wind resilient?
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