MATERIALS MATERIALS MATERIALS

    As more materials come in, we get them ready to use on the Vat Shack. Yesterday Courtney and I finished getting the nails out of the wood siding so we can prepare them to be attached to the shack for the siding. After getting the nails out we sanded them down a little [...]

Almost Done with Steel Framing

After classes yesterday, we met up at the shop to work on the project. Yesterday we put in the two ridge beam posts and started putting in the ties that connect the two ridge beam posts to the rest of the framing at the top of the structure. It involved a lot of checking and [...]

Rolling with the Punches

As we move along through this process of building the Indigo Vat Shack we are starting to realize just how far we have come since the beginning stages of designing three months ago. Suddenly, this structure we have been designing is starting to take shape and we are a little over two weeks from the [...]

AND THEN THERE WAS FRAMING

Things are starting to come along on the Vat Shack as the framing has begun to take shape. As stated in the previous post we are measuring 3 times before we cut because this is a precise process. With the majority of the framing up we can start measuring, cutting and welding the steel grate [...]

Supplies Are Coming In

It's an exciting time at the shop. Pastre has been talking to companies about donating materials for the project, and they are coming in now. We've gotten some steel tube, steel angle, and the steel grate. These supplies will be used for the floor foundation and the flooring. We're using steel tube for the sleepers that [...]

Just Your Average Trailer Breakdown

As mentioned in the last post because of the rain we were unable to work on the metal framing of the trailer, however, today was extremely productive. We cut through the sides of the trailer with the portable bandsaw, as you can see in the featured image when clicking on the blog. Also, being done [...]

LET THE DISASSEMBLY BEGIN

Over the weekend we were shown how to use a plasma cutter in order to remove the pieces we don’t need on the trailer and start building on top of it. It rained on us Sunday so we couldn’t dive into it as we planned, but today we will be getting to work on the [...]

Loose Ends

We're back from Spring Break with a lot to do before we start building. Last Friday, we realized that we still had a lot of loose ends with our design and our drawings. We decided to stay after studio to finalize our design and understand what we had to do over Spring Break. We developed [...]

T-2

Yesterday, Enough Pie visited us at the wood shop to see how the construction documents were coming. In addition to the construction documents, we also presented the mock ups of the trailer details we had shown. Our papers are now completely covered in red, and we will be working to fix them for Friday when Kevan Hoertdoerfer stops [...]

THE ROAD TO CONSTRUCTION

Today we will meet with Enough Pie and Architect Kevan Hoertdoerfer to show them the mock ups and construction documents we’ve been working hard on for the past week. We’ll be able to show them at a smaller scale how things connect and how they will open & close. This is a great opportunity for [...]