Saturday, July 11, 2009
A-FURNACE PART 19
The roof trusses for the casthouse on A-Furnace seamed like a simple enough affair - and they were - but just the one took a good amount of time to build. I'm not sure how many individual pieces there are, but it seamed like a lot. I think I went through a whole bag of Plastruct 3/32 angle and another of 1/16 angle. The smaller is for all the inner truss members. I used .020 styrene of various sizes as the gusset plates. Basically I built up one side with the plates and then flipped it and added the structural pieces to the other side. I am going to use this assembly to build a jig, not so much to speed things up, but rather to keep all the trusses consistent. I need to make a total of 6 I believe. Ugh.