Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Origin" Updates-Final Fabrication-Day 3--done!!

Wahoo!! Finished up with the heavy fabrication today :) A few stressful moments, trying to raise the components into position, but we got it done in the end & it looks great: check out the pics from the day....




Jeronimo, the super-welder; making a few last minute welds on the star piece before we mounted it on the pipe...



The star on the jack-stands; we had to jack it up little by little & then tip it to a 25 degree angle to join up with the support arch--this was the stress-full part of the day...



And here are all three pieces, mounted to the pole & in thier final position :)



Looks just like the rendering!!


It was only together for about an hour; then we took everything back down, broke all the pieces into smaller parts & loaded up the trailer :)

Broken down & ready to load; puzzle pieces again!!


Now, I have a patio full of stange looking steel parts :) I'm really happy with the way everything came together; fabrication was fast & relatively easy: besides figuring out how to handle the star piece without damaging it. I think it's going to look amazing in city hall; can't wait to add the finishing touches :)
More updates to come...
Amber