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dome project

Started by ajcanable, 06/23/2004 09:08AM
Posted 06/23/2004 09:08AM | Edited 08/10/2005 09:59PM Opening Post
Heres a link to some pics that show where i'm at with my dome project(http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ) (This link seems to only work if you copy and paste to your address bar!)just working on the doors now.(but it's starting to get hot here in az. sad so the work is slowing down!) as soon as i get finished I will post more pictures.
Andy

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Please visit my Observatory Construction pics at: http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ
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http://www.observatorycentral.com/

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Posted 06/23/2004 09:40AM #1
A very fine project! Looks great and strong too. grin
A nice combination of geodesic dome and block wall techniques.
Floyd

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Posted 06/25/2004 05:36AM #2
Looks good from here Andy. 8) Is this your own design or are you working from plans? I am curious about the geodesic layout and the stability once you cut the slot into it.
-Guy

"I know engineers. They love to change things."

- Leonard McCoy (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Posted 06/25/2004 06:18AM #3
8) What a great observatory. If I tried that my homeowners association would have a cow!

We're moving from Sun City West to Green Valley to get away from that supernova Phoenix!

The best that I can get by with is a Robo-Dome. Look forward to seeing the finsh.

Darrell

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Posted 09/08/2004 08:05PM | Edited 09/08/2004 09:36PM #4
Painted the inside of the dome and wall flat black over over three coats of blockfill and primer!


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Please visit my Observatory Construction pics at: http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ
And check out this place too!
http://www.observatorycentral.com/

http://cleardarksky.com/c/PtnGrdObAZkey.html



Posted 09/09/2004 01:08PM #5
Thanks for all your kind words! yes the temp is dropping a little already! I have begun work on the front door and have the slot door almost working. I just have a little weather sealing to do and then "FIRST LIGHT"!! Probably in Oct. I think. grin I will keep you posted!

Please visit my Observatory Construction pics at: http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ
And check out this place too!
http://www.observatorycentral.com/

http://cleardarksky.com/c/PtnGrdObAZkey.html