Monday, March 31, 2014

leo berk prt.4

After getting two of the sheets cut on the router, we decided to take the sheets down to the basement woodshop for gluing. At this point, the sheets were quite fragile, so we would not be able to use the elevator. We decided to go down the stairwell, but we could only go one flight of stairs to the parking garage, as the second and first floor stairwells were too tight. Once in the parking grange there is no way out other than the elevator or the first level ramp. Only problem is that the ramp has a door that requires a special pass. We stood around and tried to figure out what to do; all the time holding the fragile yet surprisingly heavy Corian. I joked that I felt like we were lining up for a soccer penalty kick. Leo, his wife, and daughter were all staying in the residential side of Kenilworth so they had a pass in their car. A quick call to Leo's wife, and she was on her way to let us out. We walked along side her car with the fragile Corian lattice-work so we could exit the building. We joked that we could envision the garage door coming down and crushing the middle of the sheet. Luckily that didn't happen. We walked to the other side of the building and into the woodshop loading dock. We clamped the pieces to the armature/crate and Leo and Alissa got to work gluing up the first two sheets. They also tested gluing the marbles in place as well. Joe babysat the router while I attended graduate meetings the entire afternoon.

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