Tuesday, June 9, 2009
PRECIPITATOR Part 3
With the shells built previously from Rix water tank sections I needed to make the tops and bottoms for the precipitator vessels. I had previously turned a mold for the tops and bottoms from a block of cedar on the lathe. Using this as the master I vac-formed four pieces (2 tops and 2 bottoms) from .030 styrene. (I showed how to build this vac-former in an earlier blog) After a little cutting and sanding I glued the tops and bottoms on the tank sections. I then cut legs from 5/32 H-Column, gluing on 8 per precipitator. I used .060 styrene angle as the bracing. I cut the platforms from .030 styrene using a Fiskars circle cutter, laying out sections first to aid in spacing the railing posts. I reinforced the outside edge of the platforms with .040x.040 styrene and then glued the assembly in place. I used .040x.040 styrene for diagonal braces/supports.